Inspirational YA Disability Novel OUT OF MY MIND Optioned For Film

OUT OF MY MIND takes a look into the world of a teen with cerebral palsy.

Of all the Young Adult novels on their way to become films, Sharon Draper’s OUT OF MY MIND may be the most inspirational and the most difficult to adapt.

OUT OF MY MIND tells the story of Melody, a teen living with cerebral palsy who cannot communicate. Despite her setbacks, Melody has a strength and knack for memory that readers see through her inner-monologue. Readers watch as Melody’s true thoughts and memories collide with a world that doesn’t always know how to handle chronic conditions such as hers.

The book has been optioned for film by EveryWhere Studios and The Gotham Group, the same team behind THE MAZE RUNNER.

Recently, OUT OF MY MIND was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Young Adult Books Of All Time.


Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom – the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it – somehow.

In this breakthrough story, reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.


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