I would rate Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper, five stars because it teaches people with and without disabilities to see someone for who they truly are, not merely by the type of disability they may have. This book further promotes disability awareness through instructing readers not to look down on people who have a disability, not to use the word "handicapped" or "disabled," and not to underestimate one's mental or physical capabilities. Melody embodies the fact that, just because someone has a disability does not mean that they are not smart—they can understand. This novel was fantastic, and I loved reading it. I highly recommend Out of My Mind to those who haven't read it.