Book Review : Worlds Beyond Words
Worlds Beyond Words by Alison Stokes is a collection of stories about people who have had grown up with learning difficulties, especially dyslexia. Mostly this went undiagnosed when they were children causing much anguish in school and in life. The stories are first person accounts of these struggles.
Yet they are all stories of triumph as they sought help, usually as adults, to overcome their difficulties with reading and writing. For many the battle goes on as they continue to seek to improve their reading skills.
This book is part of the Quick Reads series. Often the writers mention these books in their accounts as being an encouragement in the development of their reading skills, since they are short, often in large print and generally good stories. For a person with dyslexia the challenge of reading a normal length novel can be overwhelming.
This is an enjoyable collection of nine short stories which are quite inspiring as you read about the difficulties people have overcome to achieve their goals.