Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the first selection for the Tween Us book club. One thing I loved about the book was the sprinkling of of truth nuggets throughout. There was a lot of wisdom in the book.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Fish in a Tree, which can be appreciated whether or not you've read the book. I'd love to know which one is your favorite.
* "Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you just a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid."
* "Great minds don't think alike."
* "I want to give him an answer, but I have both too many words and not enough."
* "Just because someone says it doesn't make it true."
* “A coin with a flaw in it makes it far more valuable than regular coins.”
* "I guess maybe 'I'm having trouble' is not the same as 'I can't.'"
* "My grandpa used to say to be careful with eggs and words, because neither can ever be fixed."
* "Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help." - C. Connors
* "I’ve been lucky all along but didn’t see it.”
Fish in a Tree tells the story of Ally, who's frequently moves to new schools has made it possible for her to hide her problems with reading, until she meets Mr. Daniels. He helps Ally learn that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. Ally finds confidence and friendship and the world starts opening up with possibilities. Along the way, she not only learns to read, she also learns that there are more to people, including herself, than a label.
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