Counting to D Kate Scott Counting to D 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 j
  • Title: Counting to D
  • Author: Kate Scott
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Counting to D Kate ScottThe 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 compeThe 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.
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  1. Dyslexia is the affliction of a frozen genius Stephen Richards, author, film director, self help expert From Albert Einstein to Leonardo da Vinci to Muhammad Ali to Agatha Christie to Henry Ford, each one of them was a remarkable genius in their own field, but unfortunately they were all a victim of Dyslexia I sometimes wonder how they all got through their high schools Kate Scott, another victim of Dyslexia, is an American author, who had penned down this tale of a young girl named Sam, a dysle [...]

  2. As an author myself, I generally don t agree to read and review books I find it extremely difficult read impossible to give an honest critical review because I don t want to adversely affect my OWN good name But sometimes it s really hard to say no Especially when you know and like the author So it was with a bit of trepidation and a whole lot of, Please let me like it, please let me like it.Well I am here to say that Kate Scott I will read your books any day Hook me up COUNTING TO D was fantast [...]

  3. Originally posted at Sporadic ReadsThe ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.From the very beginning, I knew that I was going to like this book It took me less than a day to finish it It was that engaging The story was told via Sam Wilson s animated perspective.Sam Wilson was diagnosed with dyslexia at a very young age, but she was also the whiz kid who s very good with numbers Although she s a math genius, she uses numbers as a coping mechanism Throughout the book, you will see her [...]

  4. So many books so little time , may well be attributed to Frank Zappa, but long before I read his quote I said it too For me it is not a cute saying, but a mantra and it s true, true, true Unlike most of the world and the girl in this book, I didn t read my first book alone without aid of the tapes I read along with while learning how to read , until after getting my MA, having been both a teacher and an administrator in education I was passed along through the education system having been labele [...]

  5. 3.5 stars.This book is a book that stood out for a lot of right reasons I loved that it focused on a teenage girl with some learning difficulties in a realistic and empowering way.First Line of Counting to D Numbers danced in the back of my mind My Thoughts on Counting to DI really appreciated how well rounded Sam was a character Yes, she had learning difficulties and equally, yes, she was outstanding at maths however there was so much to her than her learning abilities disabilities She was als [...]

  6. Fifteen year old Samantha Wilson is a paradox by any normal American teenager s standards she s the brainiest kid in her school and she s also illiterate That s what it means to be dyslexic and a maths genius But Sam s had enough of not fitting in When she and her mother move to a new city, Sam decides to hide her illiteracy from her classmates.Counting to D is a refreshingly original novel for young teens which offers an invaluable life message to look beyond the labels we brand ourselves with [...]

  7. I really liked this book It revolves around a unique narrator a teen who is uncommonly intelligent but who also has dyslexia It s both a good story and a good look at how we don t tend to fit into the boxes and categories people want to put us in or that we want to put ourselves in I recommend it for the youthful or adult YA reader.

  8. I m not sure what to be amazed by the description of dyslexia presented in this book that s so different from what I imagined dyslexia is or the fact that author Kate Scott is dyslexic herself and was functionally illiterate for the first twenty years of her life So here s what I thought before I read Counting to D People with dyslexia mix up letters, so dyslexia might appear as dyslxeia But that s now how it works, which Sam explains during the course of Counting to D Read Scott s description [...]

  9. This is a becoming of age story, full of growing pains and later happiness I enjoyed the telling and the tale of this young adult book Counting to D doesn t make a lot of sense until you figure that is about a very intelligent girl who can t read or right The story is riveting, interesting and enjoyable Kate did a very good job with her first book in a subject that is close to her heart.Dyslexia has many faces and for Sam, the character in this story, it is an up hills battle that she has learne [...]

  10. I m not going to lie, I ve been anticipating this book for a while, so when I was contacted and offered the opportunity to review it in advance, there may have been some happy dancing, squeeing and celebratory cheese BUT, for the record, the anticipation in NO WAY jaded my opinion of this wonderful book.Sam, short for Samantha, is a sweetheart I d take her for my best friend in a heartbeat She reminded me of Esther from Dicken s Bleak House who is, let s face it, the SWEETEST protagonist in all [...]

  11. A vibrant window into dyslexia via protagonist Sam Wilson, a self described whiz kid with the inability to read or write As much as overcoming the challenges of a learning disability or settling into life at a new school, Counting to D explores the universal theme of vulnerability, and does so in both Sam and other fun, surprising characters a valedictorian with attachment issues whose Spanish name is Nacho, a popular girl who claims her sister is the bitchy one, a star athlete who pushes Sam to [...]

  12. Updated Review Giving away a copy on the blog Ends February 15th 2014 thepassionatebookworms rev Reading Counting to D was an experience that I could not have predicted.Basically, I loved it all I cannot think of one thing that I would change about this story The main character is Dyslexic, She is a Math genius who excels in almost all of her classes despite the fact that she is illiterate and has problems with spelling and reading the simplest words, Of for example Reading the story from Sam s [...]

  13. This review can also be found here not so literary heiresses.I ve been a bit wary of reading ARCs by first time authors after a couple of painful attempts when we chose to not publish a review, just to be kind We like to see authors succeed, obviously, since we re big fans of the written work, so I m loathe to cast the first stone Disliking something that s already widely popular doesn t throw me into a guilt trip because then, I m just another reader with a different opinion.Anyway, we received [...]

  14. Review available at my blog Writer For Misfits3.5When I started the book, I expected it to be a really light and fluffy read Yes, it was fluffy but it wasn t light It was probably the maths fault Counting to D is a story of Samantha Wilson or Sam, who is dyslexic She cannot read and write properly but her ability to understand numbers and diagrams makes her somewhat of a genius She moves to Oregon after living almost all her life in Atlanta with her friends Now she must learn to adapt to her env [...]

  15. Counting to D is Kate Scott s debut novel I admit to being a tad leery when asked to review a first indie novel, but the premise intrigued me From the blurb 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 [...]

  16. This review and others can be found on My Full Bookshelf ReviewsA free copy of this book was received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I wasn t sure what exactly I would be getting into when I started Counting to D I d never read about a book where the main character was dyslexic, or if I did, I don t remember, in which case it must have not been very good and I was a bit nervous But I took a chance, and I was pleasantly surprised on how much I liked it First off [...]

  17. This book is about a girl who is dyslexic Her mom, who is an architect, was out of work for 18 months She finally found a job In Oregon She had to move away from her best friends, but also the mean kids at school She is dyslexic, but she has an audio graphic memory, a math genius, and is taking 5 AP classes She meets the boy of her dreams, and although she s a nerd, she also is somewhat popular Her dad left when she was in elementary school when people figured out she was dyslexic Now onto opini [...]

  18. This was a charming book Sam is a delightful whiz kid who excels in mathematics and uses her attachment to numbers as a coping mechanism when life throws her a curve The kids at school don t know quite what to think of this girl who smokes them in every class yet cannot read As she tries to fit in with her new group of friends she experiences a little bit of every reaction, from awe and amazement to outright jealousy Soon she finds that there is to excelling in school than being good at coursew [...]

  19. Learning to read was a breeze for me No struggle, no problems I ve always excelled at reading and I love it It s hard for me to imagine not being able to read One of the reasons I really liked this book was because it gave me a better idea of what life would be like if I had a disability like dyslexia I like when books remind me of the very real struggles others deal with It brings out a desire in me to be grateful for what I have and also brings a better understanding and empathy.I ve never re [...]

  20. 4.5 5 starsI have never read a book like this one before It is a YA contemporary But it deals with a serious subject, dyslexia.Loving to read, it absolutely broke my heart to read Samantha s story.Samantha is a 15 year old math genius who is forced to move to Portland and relocate when her mom gets a new job Samantha is gifted, but she has a very severe case of dyslexia and can only read at a grade one level.Reading about Sam s experiences were amazing It was crazy how easily math came to her sh [...]

  21. This is the first non ES1541 book review I m writing and I m a littlehesitantabout writing it cos what is the author s main idea Is the book flowing smoothly Are there any concepts the author could ve expounded on, or spots the author s binged on Crap Crap, how I ABHOR writing academic summaries.But, I really really like this book I really like it.Scott doesn t just dismiss hierarchies, she does it all in a way that makes the hierarchies irrelevant, and superfluous I like that.I guess having a [...]

  22. I received a free copy of this book from Elliott Books through Edelweiss.Three and a half stars I actually really enjoyed this story about a teenage girl who is brilliant with numbers but never learned to read Sam has gotten by in school with the help of her two best friends and her audiographic memory she remembers everything she hears When her mom gets a new job she is uprooted from her life in San Diego and her two best friends who have helped her get through the parts of school where reading [...]

  23. We re different people, and that s okay Different doesn t have to mean worse But it also doesn t have to mean better Different only means different That is, I think, the crux of this story The characters all find different ways to feel superior to each other whether it s through brains, brawn, or beauty when they re all aching to be normal and accepted But, as dyslexic Sam discovers, there s really no such thing as normal and that s a blessing You won t find lyrical writing or lush imagery, but [...]

  24. Samantha Wilson is dyslexic She cannot read at least not at the same level as her peers in high school She is, however, quite adept at hiding her condition Her audiographic memory, the availability of audio textbooks, a penchant for math, and two best friends who share her secret and support her have enabled her successful assimilation into high school normalcy though she wishes for .Kate Scott s Counting to D starts at the moment Samantha s normal life is upturned Her mother has gotten a job in [...]

  25. I would give this book than five stars if I could This is a unique story A concept I think hasn t been done before I have not read a profound amount of books, yet.I m glad she has a close friend that pushes her and another that reads to her And I love her number tactic I love all three girls and their little quirks I love that she quickly found a group in her new school I can t wait to see how this nerd group goes I already thought Nate was cute He got cuter when he accepted her dyslexia And ha [...]

  26. I ll admit, when I see that a book is about a person with a disability, disease or handicap, I usually think Uh, ohis will be preachy , but COUNTING TO D surprised me Although Sam must face a new school and new friends while dealing with dyslexia, it was very entertaining and felt just like a normal teenage, high school romance novel The dialogue and scenes were very realistic, pulling me into the story right away I really felt for Sam and had no problem rooting for her the whole way as well as [...]

  27. I think that this book was written around the dyslexia and the story wasn t allowed to develop naturally.

  28. Book Review Giveaway We re participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop and Counting to D by Kate Scott seems like the perfect novel to feature It revolves around a subject that touched our family I learned to read at a very early age but my brother, who was incredibly smart, couldn t grasp reading even though he was a wiz kid at everything else At that time and in our small town, dyslexia wasn t something anyone knew about He was taught phonetics and, with his obsession for Superman comic [...]

  29. Dyslexia, personified Sam is a gifted teenager, able to complete college classes as a high school sopho When she transfers to a new school she decides to hide her secret She cannot read Her many coping strategies along with her amazing memory for sound allow her to excel until teachers start looking a little closer As Sam begin to acknowledge her disability she also learns how to be a friend to the students at her new school Three things I loved about this book Adults are not completely stupid T [...]

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