Out of My Mind

by Sharon Draper

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Book Information

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 700L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: New York Times Bestselling Novel for nine weeks, 2011 IRA Teachers' Choice Book

Number of Pages: 320 pages

Approximate Word Count: 59,305 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 57 minutes reading Out of My Mind at 250 words per minute.*

Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins

Book Themes: Disability and Ability, Language and Comminication, Acceptance vs Rejection, Family

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Setting: Melody's House, Mrs. V's House, Melody's School

Important Quote: Words have always swirled around me like snowflakes-each one delicate and different, each one melting untouched in my hands.

First Line: I’m surrounded by thousands of words. Maybe millions.

Point of View: First Person from the Perspective of Melody Brooks

* Extimate from Book Length

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