Monday, January 20, 2014

Counting To D Book Review

I have a new and unusual book to share with you today called Counting To D written by Kate Scott.
The kids at Sam's school never knew if they should make fun of her for being too smart or too dumb. That's what it means to be dyslexic: smart, and illiterate. Sam is sick of it. So when her mom gets a job in a faraway city, Sam decides not to tell anyone about her little illiteracy problem. Without her paradox of a reputation, she falls in with a new group of highly competitive friends who call themselves the Brain Trust.  
When she meets Nate, her charming valedictorian lab partner, she declares her new reality perfect. But in order to keep it that way, she has to keep her learning disability a secret. The books are stacked against her and so are the lies. Sam's got to get the grades, get the guy, and get it straight--without being able to read.
This was a really great story about a young girl named Sam who has dyslexia but is smart as a whip in math and can run rings around anyone else in that subject but has a lot of trouble reading and writing.

Her father had it also and he left them because he felt like maybe he would hinder Sam from learning, which, I thought was a dumb reason, but I guess people can make dumb mistakes all the time. He was a very great artist and known all over the world for his art even though he was dyslexic.

In Portland where her mother gets a new job, she finally meets a group of kids who are nerds and very smart also. They trade in favors and teach each other what they need help in and one in particular named Nate. They are friends for over 2 years and they grow quite fond of each other. But, he is going away to Dartmouth soon and what will that do to their friendship?

It's really a good lighthearted book about a person's struggle with dyslexia and how you can overcome that obstacle if you have the courage and the patience. And some good friends to encourage you helps a lot, too! Sam, in the end, was very grateful that her mother moved them because she really didn't have the support in school at their old home like she does now in Portland.

Sometimes, good things happen in the least expected places!

Happy Reading!

Purchase your copy on Amazon.
About the Author:

Kate Scott lives in the suburbs outside Portland, Oregon with her husband Warren. Kate was diagnosed with dyslexia as a young child but somehow managed to fall in love with stories anyway. Counting to D is her first novel. When Kate isn’t writing, she enjoys listening to audio books, camping, and spending time with her friends and family. Kate also spends a lot of time doing math and sciency things and is a licensed professional engineer.