Out of My Mind Characters

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Melody Brooks

Melody is an eleven-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy, therefore she has little control over her body and cannot speak. Despite this, Melody is very intelligent and she desires to find a way to communicate with the people around her. Unfortunately, due to her inability to communicate in a meaningful way, most people assume Melody is mentally retarded.

Melody attends regular school, but she is placed in the special needs class with other students who are mentally unable to participate in regular classes. Melody finds this class extremely boring and she learns more from the television. All Melody wants is to be a normal girl. Therefore, when she is placed in inclusion classes and receives a computer that helps her speak and participate in class, she feels that she is on her way. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to give Melody the benefit of the doubt.

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