Saturday, August 16, 2014

Don't Miss Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt


Fish In A TreeFish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(This review is based on an "advance uncorrected galley" or advance reader copy.)

My Friday night was just spent reading Fish in a Tree, and I am sad that I finished this book so quickly.
I fell in love with Carley in Lynda Mullaly Hunt's first book, One for the Murphys, and did just the same with Ally, the main character in Fish in a Tree.
Ally is one of those brilliant kids we've met in our classes, in our communities, in our homes. She shines in some places, while struggling in others, and we gladly take her on as our friend, wanting to fight her battles with her every step of the way.
Lynda introduces us to characters who evoke our own memories of school and of building our identities. She brings our heart into the mix right away and we are pulled in, laughing, crying and cheering the whole way.

I was privileged to Skype- interview Lynda awhile back, and ask her some nitty gritty questions about her first book. Check it out!


1 comment:

Lynda Mullaly Hunt said...

Hey, Joan! Thanks so much for this wonderful review. I so appreciate your taking the time to read Fish in a Tree and then express such sweet things about it. Having gotten to know you through the Nerdy Book Club(Yeah!) I know that you are one of the "Mr. Daniels" out there in the world who are cheering on and helping kids every day. Thank goodness!