Ally is a completely different person from the beginning of the book to the end. In the beginning of the book, we meet a very angry, withdrawn and given up student. She is angry with the world, and has no intentions for changing her mindset. Fast forward to the end of the book to a confident Ally who wants to learn to read, and has even brought in her big brother, so he can learn to read too.
The Ally we see in the beginning is nowhere near the Ally in the end. She goes through several hardships and triumphs throughout the book that has made her a better person. She ran and won for Class President, she earned an award in class, and she has even tried to rub off her new attitude with Shay. I'd like to think that Shay's attitude changed in the end too, even though we are left to our own imaginations with that.
This was an amazing novel that had me reading it every moment that I had. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It is a fabulous read!
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