"Be careful with eggs and words b/c neither can be fixed."
"Great minds don't think alike."
"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."
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is full of inspiring quotes and so many deep and powerful topics; it is a great read. Personally, I think this would be a great book for a classroom read aloud in the upper elementary or middle school classroom. It would also make for a wonderful parent/child read.
I absolutely enjoyed this middle grade fiction, and I definitely think readers of all ages could vastly benefit from this book. I was inspired and educated, and for all of those reasons Fish in a Tree earned 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I really enjoyed the character development and the growth Ally portrayed. She struggled with her confidence and self-esteem at the beginning, and I loved that at the end she said, "I'm having trouble is not the same as I can't." I feel that statement alone shows a lot of growth.
All in all, fabulous book that is predictable (hence the slight rating decrease), but it was relatable and powerful as well.
Fish in a Tree is a fabulous. Definitely check this book out. If you liked the book Wonder, which I loved, then I think you will enjoy this read as well. It'd make a great Book Club book as well.
Happy Powerful and Inspiring Middle Grade Fiction Reading!
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Best For: 9 years old and up, 4th grade and up.
Clean Read: Yes
Worth a Check Out: Yes.
Buy It or Not: Yes.
Read Aloud: Yes.Lesson Ideas: Friendship. Bullying. Differences. Challenges. Confidence. Dyslexia. Reading. Kindness. Family. Metaphors.