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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

fish in a treeFish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Review by Emily Neumann

 

Fish in a tree was an outstanding book about a teenager who has to overcome dyslexia. Ally, the brave 6th grader travels through different schools, trying to fit in. She is able to hide her inability of not able to read and write, but is hurt with the mean comments thrown her way. However, her new teacher is able to see the brilliant mind that is blooming with curiosity underneath the constant troublemaker. Working together with upstander Keisha and facts obsessed Albert, Ally is fights her way through her lack of literature and together the help not only Ally, but someone else that is close to her as well.
With its incredible story and amazing characters, Fish in a Tree is by far one of my most favorite books. Lynda Hunt uses marvelous word choice and flow of writing that hooks you into the characters. You are dragged through the book experiencing every detail and event, feeling hurt, depressed, excited, and nervous.

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