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  • By frank
    Oct 4, 2007
    "Catholic School humor " Matt McFarland is a Spokane Author who has written a book about his unique Catholic school experience struggling with dyslexia, “The Boy with Backward Eyes”. I was very touched by the main character in the book – Emmett McHomes – described as a clumsy, overgrown, dyslexic fifth grader, who is ridiculed by the popular kids and hangs out with the nerds. Even the nuns seem not to understand dyslexia, and suspect him of devilish behavior, and his home room teacher - Sister Mary Moody-( a great name ) - has told him that he will flunk fifth grade if he does not act more mature, make some friends, and improve his studies. This is a true gem of a book, and a wonderful funny yet heart warming story of a young boy struggling with a learning disability to gain acceptance. As one who attended Catholic school in the 1950’s, I always love Catholic humor and remembering how everyone was so scared of the Nuns. This book has all of that, although the kids of... More > Emmett’s generation seem less intimidated. Anyone who was not one of the popular kids in school and who hung out with the nerds will also love this tale, and smile at Emmett’s revenge on the cool kids and ultimate achievement of his dreams. A wonderful read and I expect Hollywood to come knocking; it will be a classic feel good movie for kids of all ages. Frank Delaney Producer KPBX FM 91.1 Spokane Public Radio National Public Radio Network< Less
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Matt McFarland
May 30, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.88 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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