Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt

Title: Fish In A Tree
Author: Lynda Mullay Hunt
Year: © 2015 (February 5th)
My Ratings: ♥♥♥♥♥
Pages: 288
Genre: Middle Grade
Format: ARC; Paperback
Sources: Penguin
Publishers: Nancy Paulsen Books 
ISBN: 03099162593
ISBN 13: 9780399162596



◇Fish In A Tree◇

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike. 

                             ◇My Thoughts◇

In this story we meet Ally. She cannot read and is ashamed to admit it because of reticule. Mr. Daniels is fond of Ally and tries to teach her not to be ashamed of herself and stop beating herself  up. 

Now a lot of kids and adults today cannot read and that's nothing to make fun of. I myself did not how to read and now look at me. Kids tend to laugh at one another because, there ashamed to say they need help. 

If there wasn't so much bullying of the smallest things a lot of people would be very proud and confident in themselves to say hey I can do it. What I liked about Ally was she began to be confident in herself and didn't let people get under her skins.

 Hunts writing style was remarkable and to imagine it from a child's perspective was so good. For anyone that struggles to find themselves this is a book perfect for you. I think that an author that can make you imagine is a good one because not many people can do that.


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