Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Ally's been able to fool a lot of smart people. She's made it all the way to 5th grade without anyone (her mother, her brother, her teachers, her classmates) figuring out that she can't read. But Ally has a new teacher, and Mr. Daniels not only sees that Ally doesn't know how to read, but he just might know how to help her.

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

There was a lot happening in this book. There were lots of flashbacks, and we saw the story unfold from at least ten different perspectives. I loved how big the scope of the story was. I loved how carefully Celeste Ng unwrapped each layer, presenting it to the reader like a meticulously planned 6 course meal.