Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper Though this book does read a bit young (about 3rd grade) it delivers its message and connects with the reader. There are some parts of the book that do feel dated (references to MySpace etc.), which might put off a few kids who want to read more cutting edge stuff, but these are relatively minor. This book offers a unique perspective and will help kids build empathy. I would recommend this as a read aloud to any teacher or parent.

Mind the ending, it had me in tears, though there is redemption at the end, but perhaps not the kind you would expect. This is my first Sharon M. Draper novel and I will definitely picking up more of her work and recommending to kids.