Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Title: Fish in a Tree
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Published by: Nancy Paulsen Books (2015)

My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭

This was such a beautiful book!

Writing: The author is such a good writer. The pages and chapters flowed so wonderfully and the story was perfectly paced; as I traveled along with Ally, it never once felt drawn out. This story was gorgeous, simply following Ally in a few weeks of her life as she learns that she isn’t as dumb as she thinks, and that things can get better just by asking for help. The messages were portrayed with excellence, straight-out but not too much in your face.

Characters: The characters were so amazing and so relatable: anybody, young or old, will come to love Ally by the end of this book. And not only that; you love Keisha for her quirkiness, and Albert for his smarts, and you hate Shay right along with Ally. Travis, Ally’s brother, was written well too, a good role model for Ally and still his own character.
Ally as a character was so relatable and easy to love. She seemed so real, as if I would shut the book and then go out and find her in everyday life; in fact, it’s hard to believe she’s only a fictional character. I loved following her around her everyday life, through good times and struggles, as she tries to find her way throughout the world. 

Overall I cannot think of anything I disliked about this book. Beautifully painted, this is a book you won’t regret reading!

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