"And then the whole thing hits me. I finally get it... this is a pity award." Ally who is now mortified by being given a "pity" award might try to get away from the situation. Unfortunately, Ally is always getting embarrassed by her inability to read and write. This situation might make Ally loose her trust in Mr. Daniels, but Ally really needs to be able to trust him.
"...I've gone form invisible to invincible." Ally Is able to change from being invisible to invincible because she admitted she needed help. Mr. Daniels sprung to her side and has been helping Ally overcome her challenges and stop being upset by them. Ally is no longer having to hide but now is able to cope and shine.
Again and Again
Can you read this?
"...I think of when Dad left, he said that when we look at the steel pennies, we need to remember that we are unique too..." This memory is important because tells us more about Ally and how much she cares about her Dad. She is being reminded to be herself which is unique just like the steel coin. This memory is important to Ally because it is her last memory with her dad before he left.
Words of the Wiser
"...But how come I can't read?" This question makes me wonder how no one figured it out that she couldn't read by that time. When I wonder this I realize just how smart she is, to have fooled so many people. This question tells me how desperate Ally is. All this time Ally has kept it to herself but suddenly it seems she can't anymore. Ally though, is still super strong.
"...Etch A Sketch brains hit me and I go blank..." The author keeps bring up the issue that whenever Ally is asked to read something she gets so nervous she can't think. She brings up this issue to remind us that even though Ally is getting help with her dyslexia, she still has a very hard time with it and it makes her frightened to try to read in front of anyone.
"...But the thing is...I'm only different to the people who see with the wrong eyes. And I don't care what people like that think." This quote is important because Keisha is telling Ally that no one is truly different. It all depends on how someone looks at the world and themselves. The lesson in this quote is that you can't let how someone else sees you, define you. This might help Ally start acting like her true self.