review Fish in a Tree
“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 Ally and her experiences will resonate with many children and teachers A beautiful hopeful story
characters Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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 I'm pretty confused at the amount of 4 and 5 star reviews for this one It's almost like people haven't read this exact book 57 times alreadyApparently I'm in the minority in proclaiming there to be way wrong with Fish in a Tree than there is right Sowe have a book about a dyslexic child that's close to 300 pages Is Hunt trying to give dyslexic kids a panic attack? Also as a sixth grade reading and writing teacher it's UNFATHOMABLE to believe that a child could make it all the way to sixth grade without anyone noticing she's dyslexic In what appears to be a pretty competent school district with competent teachers how could this character slip through the cracks THAT long without any teacher seriously noticing her dyslexia? Even the heroic and super empathetic young cool guy teacher didn't notice the character's learning disability for what feels like months? AND he only has like 13 kids in his class?As unrealistic as that sounds it could be easily forgiven if the rest of Hunt's book was interesting or clever or different or interesting Guess what There's a bully And she's prissy And there's a robotically intelligent science geek And he gets beaten up By different bullies And there's a Japanese girl named Suki who speaks in broken caveman English ugh The reason why Wonder was such a revelation is because RJ Palacio side stepped the cliches with creative narrative structure featuring painfully realistic character developmentBut Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree is supposed to garner the same kind of attention as RJ Palacio despite lacking everything that made Wonder so important?In a novel where the overall themes teach kids to be proud of what makes them different why does Hunt feel the need to be so ordinary? And why are we applauding her for it?
Lynda Mullaly Hunt ↠ 9 review
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 to her and to everyone than a label and that great minds don’t always think alike Really? A student makes it to sixth grade without any educators realizing she can't read? Cop Next Door possibilities She discovers that there’s a lot to her and to everyone than a label and that great minds don’t always think alike Really? A student makes it to sixth grade without any educators realizing she can't read?