Sharon Draper Writing Styles in Out of My Mind

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first-person point of view. The narrating character is Melody Brooks, a young girl who has cerebral palsy and therefore cannot communicate in conventional ways. Melody tells her story through thoughts in her head, expressing herself quite naturally in a way that is unusual from the way in which she communicates in the real world.

The point of view of this novel is unique not because it is the first-person point of view, but because it is in the voice of someone who cannot speak or communicate in a conventional manner. This novel is told mostly in narration due to Melody's inability to speak, with many conversations taking place inside her head rather than in real time. It is this unique point of view that allows the reader to get to know the real Melody and care about her in a...

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