Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.
This is a collection of five short stories written from Four’s perspective.
POWER IS A DANGEROUS GAME
I just finished reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, and I loved it. Oz has been completely turned upside down by the maniacal reign of Dorothy, and Amy Gumm is the only one who can set things right. Read the synopsis below.
Amy Gumm is an intelligent young teen from Kansas who goes through her life with a sense of grim acceptance. She allows the school heartthrob to copy her homework, but knows that he's only using her and has no romantic or friendly interest in her. However this doesn't sit well with his pregnant girlfriend, who picks a fight with Amy. The fight ends with Amy getting suspended from school, which is met with a mixture of irritation and indifference from her drug addicted mother. She leaves Amy to remain at home by herself, only for Amy to get caught in a tornado. Through this tornado Amy is transported to Oz, which she had previously thought was only a story. Despite her bewilderment, Amy discovers that not only does Oz exist but Dorothy does as well, and she has become a dictator that rules Oz with an iron fist. Amy is tasked with stopping Dorothy by any means necessary.
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