Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My current read is Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”
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. 
(288 pages)

This week's quote comes from page 35:
I sit on my bed, holding my copy of Alice in Wonderland. The shaky writing in the front of the book says, "For Ally - my wondrous girl! Love, Grandpa." The colors of the book are all bright even though the book is old. Inside, the pages are soft and the writing is bigger than in books now. But I still can't read it by myself. It's like having a gift that's locked in a glass box.
Does this interest you? Check back on Friday for my review!


  1. Poor girl. She needs to learn how to read it.

    mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/teaser-tuesday-the-hero-with-a-thousand-faces-2/

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sonia! I agree, Ally needs to learn how to read. :)


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