Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Release date: February 5, 2015
Published by: Penguin
Fish in a Tree is about this girl names Ally who suffers through not knowing how to read. She is also suffering through Shay and Jessica's meanness. When Ms. Hall retires, Mr. Daniels is Ally's new teacher who sees the bright side of Ally and tries to shine that through her. Albert and Keisha also try to bring out the bright side in Ally. While her brother, Travis, tries to be a successful in his dream called "Nickerson's Restoration." But suddenly a deal is made.
To find out what happens next, read FISH IN A TREE which is the Winner of the ALA Schneider Family Award this year.
My thoughts: This book is really inspiring since I've had it done to me. I would recommend this to all the kids.
The characters make me think. For example, Ally is a spunky, clever girl with dyslexia. Keisha is a girl who doesn't care about what people think and stands up for people no matter what. Last but not least, Albert is a person who is poor and only wears one thing. He also also a person who doesn't care what people think about him but doesn't do anything about it either.
It was a fantastic, wonderful book. It's one of my favorites.