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“The Good: It was a pretty good story. I loved the relationship between Rosemary and her mother and I think her (semi-spoiler) mother's cancer really brought them closer. The characters were mostly likable and a lot had their own little voice which isn't what I expected. This story, from the...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I loved this book because I really connected to it in so many ways it's not even funny!!!!!!!!!!! It was very emotional and realistic. All in All it was a great book.”Rylee wrote this review Wednesday, September 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5 out of 5 rating
I think this book deals with an important topic--obesity--in a such great ways. It shows that 1) You can be loved for yourself no matter what your body looks like and 2) You can lose weight in the correct way, to be healthy.
Rosie was such a great character. She seemed so real. Not wanting to exercise at first and being embarrassed. But soon coming to love who she was and taking her health more seriously. And she showed that she struggled, not that it was just suddenly easy to lose weight. She stayed true to herself the whole book.
But the book wasn't all serious. It had a gossipy southern charm to it. I think this would be a great book for any teenage girl to read!”
“Another really, really good book! I'm very sad I didn't use this one for lit. circles last year! But I will this year! Rosemary has no self esteem and eats away all her feelings, which ends up making her feel worse about herself. But one day she refuses to eat a cookie and things begin to change all around her, and she describes these changes with lots of humor and sarcasm along the way. My favorite quote came towards the end of the book: "When you look at a person's eyes or her smile, you can't tell how much she weighs. The same was true of a person's heart." I also found a note a student had left between the pages that says, "Words won't bring you down." How nice of them to pass along encouraging words to another student! I think that student really "got" the book's theme ;)”Tonia Sandersfeld wrote this review Thursday, July 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a heartwarming realistic young adult novel that would appeal to readers who also enjoy chick lit. It tackles important subjects such as body image, illness, and family relationships. The story is thoughtful, but also fun and filled with well draw characters.”Jennilyn P wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this is about a teenage girl who is overweight and thinks she will never be loved,just to find that a boy has a crush on her. she loves him deeply and is glad that his family accepts her she is worried for one reason her mother is sick and over works herself but how in the world can she live with a an overworking mother who doesn't pay attention to her accept to make sure she loses weight and a boyfriend who loves her no matter what.”Sidney Castle wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“its really good”Mgross wrote this review Thursday, January 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really touching.... some parts made me cry... and laugh!!!”Kato. ^-^ :D wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book, for teenage girls.”Rachel kolling wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Its good.”Carli wrote this review Thursday, September 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Book Review:
Out of My Mind is a phenomenal, tear-jerker written by an award-winning author Sharon M. Draper. Melody, an 11 year old with cerebral palsy disease that may affect her body but does not affect her mind. She finally gets to share her astonishing talented mind when she gets a machine that allows her to “talk” by pushing buttons. It’s just not everyone is ready to hear it yet. Read Out of My Mind if you are looking for a compelling story and girl with a stellar attitude. I would recommend this book for ages 10-100!”