The main conflict of this book is that The kids began to get upset that Melody because she got all the attention at the Trivia team contest because she was "special". "She musta cheated!"Claire added loudly."She can’t even sit up by herself!" Claire replied, her voice petulant. All Melody wants is to be normal and if they didn't care about themselves so much they would have been happy for her. The trivia team was so jealous that they left without Melody. This was an internal conflict because Melody was completely heartbroken, not only did her team let her down but her only friend rose did. Claire finally stammers,"We figured you’d slow us down because you have to be fed and stuff." She didn't accept the pity trophy the team gave to her instead she just laughed because it was a small plastic trophy nothing more. In the end Melody forgave them and she came out stronger, she thought to herself maybe I am not so different after all.
The book, "Out of my mind" written by Sharon Draper, is one of my favorite book of all time. The main character is 12 year old Melody Brooks. She has cerebral pasly, but she is a genius with a photographic memory. The thing that annoys me the most is she cant talk or walk, basically nothing that a normal 12 year old can do. She is the main character because this book is about her going to fifth grade and all the downfalls that come along with that. Another important character is Mrs. V and Rose, her only friend. Mrs. V, is her neighbor that pushes Melody to not give up and she teaches Melody, kind of like her personal coach. Rose befriends Melody and treats her like a normal person and that makes feel good. Throughout the book her character is dynamic. This can be proven on chapter 10 page 88, "It was driving me crazy that I couldn't tell him about a stupid Big Mac". Also on chapter 25 page 191, " I realized I have never, ever said any words directly to my parents. So I push a couple of buttons, and the machine speaks the words I've never been able to say, "I love you". At first she couldn't communicate or talk she then she gets a device that allows her to talk. She is filled with excitement like a weight is lifted up and she can talk.