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"I can't talk. I can't walk. I can't feed myself or take my self to the bathroom. Big bummer." (P.3)
"Here's the thing: I'm ridiculously smar, and I'm pretty sure I have a photographic memory. It's like I have a camera in my head, and if I see or hear something, I click it, and it stays." (P.13)
The doctor is telling Melody's mom that they can send her away so that she is no longer a "burden" to them. (P.25)
Melody's mom said that she would never give up Melody. It is almost like the doctor being deceitful to the mother, by saying that the best thing was going to be to give Melody away, but it wasn't. (P.25)
Melody is talking about the people in her class at school. (P.32)
Melody has dreams about being a kid who, "I get picked first on the playground for games. I can run so fast!...." (P.51) For her I'm sure that she has these more then once, having them create a scene that was perfectly verbatim.
Melody is telling the story about her fish, and how it died (p.63)
Rose just got a new computer and now Melody wants a better one just designed for her. (p.123-124)
Melody just got a Medi-Talker and she is learning how she can communicate with people now. (135-136)
Melody jusr used the machine to say, "Hi, mom. Hi, dad. I'm so happy." also, "I love you." (p.138)
Melodt is in a bad mood when she goes over to
Mrs.V's house (her neighbor) (p.158)
Mrs. V is going to "train" Melody so that she can try out for the school team and then eventually go all the way to the Wiz Kids competition. (161)
Melody made the team!! (p.190)
It is the day of the competition. (p.197)
In the book Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, the main character is Melody who can’t walk, talk, or do almost anything without assistance. The book is all about how Melody makes it through life and what happens when she finds a machine called a Medi-Talker, that helps her to communicate with others. Draper removes Melody's voice in order to characterize what it is like to be an introvert in a society that celebrates extroversion.
When Melody shows the kids in her class what she is really capable of everyone doubts her abilities. When all the teammates find out that she is a part of the team, their reactions are, “‘So she’s on the team?’ Rose asks, disbelief in her voice…. ‘But… but… we’ll look weird!’ Claire counters. ‘Everybody will stare at us’” (190). The attitude that readers get from the other kids on the team make us think deeper about the things that Melody must be going through, and how hard it is for her to not speak her mind with situations like these.
Situations also come up when she can’t tell everyone what she wants, or is thinking or feeling. As an effect no one can see a whole side of Melody. She has so many things that she wants to tell her parents but can’t, such as, “I love the smell of my mother’s hair after she washes it. I love the feel of the scratchy stubble on my father’s face before he shaves. But I've never been able to tell them” (8). Melody is almost eleven years old and all these feelings and thoughts have been cooped up inside of her for all these years, and she hasn't been capable of telling anyone about them.
Having Melody the way she is in the book makes it have a tremendous impact on the reader. We now get to see the world from a different and new perspective. By doing this it makes readers have a deeper interpretation of what life has to offer, and how grateful we should be to have those things.
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