Counting to D
Counting to D
Counting to D
A contemporary young adult novel about a bright dyslexic teen struggling to find her place in a literate world. Counting to D is sure to resonate with anyone who has struggled with learning disabilities, young love, or just being a teen! 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.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult

There's a teenage girl named Samantha; she has dyslexia and has to move to Oregon from San Diego. She has to leave behind her friends and move. She decides that when she moves she won't share her secret so people don't treat her differently. But when she becomes friends with her science partner, who is a guy, things begin to change. Will she decide to tell him, or he will find out himself?  

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Counting to D was the story of a dyslexic teen named Sam uprooted from her home and thrown into a completely new terrain. At her old school, people considered her dumb and smart because of her lackluster reading skills but phenomenal math abilities. Because of this, Sam makes it her mission to keep her dyslexia a secret from other students at this new school, including the infamous 'Brain Trust', a group of genius students in constant competition to tromp one another in grades and scores


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