These are some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction. One way is because Melody’s condition Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a permanent movement disorder. “She has Cerebral Palsy, Mrs.Brooks.” Also, the book has realistic settings. Like Mrs. V’s house, Melody’s house, and the elementary school Melody goes to. “Mom made sure Penny was dressed in pretty little outfits everyday, even though she was just going next door to Mrs.V’s house. Another thing is the dialogue seems realistic, how the characters talk and communicate with each other. “I pointed to “need” on my board, then to “read”. Need/read. Need/read. I know you can read a lot of words, Melody, Mrs.V said. Those were some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction.