Fish in a Tree – Read It and Rate It

Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I really liked this book because it shows that you can do really anything, but sometimes you need help from the right person. Ally has a hard time reading. She usually tricks her teachers and gets out of writing or reading. Ally chooses not to do her homework and gets sent down to the principal’s office a lot. When Mrs. Hall, Ally’s 6th grade teacher, leaves to have a baby, Mr. Daniels takes over the class. Mr. Daniels views Ally differently, and sees her as a bright, creative student. He tries to help Ally and find out why she doesn’t want to do the writing assignments that he gives her. Mr. Daniels has Ally take a test, but it’s not like a normal, standardized test. This one has puzzles and tells Mr. Daniels that Ally has dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes it hard for Ally to read, but easier for her to do puzzles, games, or math. Mr. Daniels works with Ally after school and helps her learn to read. This book really shows that if you have the right person helping you, you could do anything, so that is why I really enjoyed this book.

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