The Wild Book
Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping and hopping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them?But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says. Soon Fefa starts to sprinkle words across the pages of her wild book. She lets her words sprout like seedlings, shaky at first, then growing stronger and surer with each new day. And when her family is threatened, it is what Fefa has learned from her wild book that saves them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BethanyKisner - LibraryThing
Summary: Fefa is living in Cuba and has been diagnosed with word blindness. She has. Hard time reading and feels like the words crawl like slippery. She is constantly teased for her reading issues ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing
Margarita Engle's books are just not my thing. I don't really feel like I get to know characters through the verse format. I think I liked this one a little better than some of her others, but it's just not really my favorite thing to read. Read full review