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Leaving Fishers
Leaving Fishers
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Dorry is unbearably lonely at her new high school until she meets Angela and her circle of friends. She soon discovers they all belong to a religious group, the Fishers of Men. At first, as Dorry becomes involved with the Fishers, she is eager to fit in and flattered by her new friends' attention. But the Fishers make harsh demands of their mem...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780689811258
ISBN-10: 068981125X
Publication Date: 11/1/1997
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Stacelito avatar reviewed Leaving Fishers on + 78 more book reviews
Outstanding book! It was a great, quick read. I found I had trouble putting it down. I think it's got a great topic -- kids need to be aware of groups like these!
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This book was truly phenomenal! This is one of those books that you can't put down and can't wait to see what happens next! No matter what religion you are, I think that you can really enjoy this and can fully appreciate the meaning of it.

Dorry is a character that you want to be happy, because in the beginning of the book she isn't! She is a new student at her school because her dad's factory closed down and they had to move so he could get a new job. For the first few weeks of school she is forced to eat by herself and has no one to talk to. But then Angela comes along.

She tells Dorry to come eat lunch with her and her friends. Dorry is then happy. Until she finds out who they really are. Angela and all of her friends are part of a religious group called The Fishers Of Men. Dorry goes to one of their "parties" and really loves it, until she really gets into it. The Fishers Of Men are a cult. Dorry gets so caught up in what she is doing for "church" that her grades drop, she gets only two or three hours of sleep each night, and her parents really begin to worry about her.

How far will she go to please this very demanding cult? Where will it end?
runa avatar reviewed Leaving Fishers on + 26 more book reviews
good for teens