Leaving Fishers

Leaving Fishers

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ISBN-13: 9780689867934
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

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Leaving Fishers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriging. I know i spelt that wrong
spongy36 More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book you cant get at the library because you want to read it over and over again!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a young girl named Dorry.She moved to a new town do to her fathers job transfer.She soon becomes lonely a week later a group of kids invite her to their table.Something enteresting happens later in the book. This book is a great once you pick it up you won't be able to put it down.This book shows what could happend in every day life.You will really enjoy this book.I greatly recommend it to anyone.Don't take my word for it read it.
melydia on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A teenager named Dorry gets sucked into a religious cult, and eventually leaves. (That's not a spoiler, given the title of the book.) It was reasonably interesting, but the cult wasn't very believable. It starts as something akin to Campus Crusade for Christ and then suddenly it's all fake and dangerous and even criminal. There's too little build-up, and too little frank discussion of religion. I suppose the author was trying not to offend anyone, but the tip-toeing around certain passages of scripture was a little frustrating. I will say that I liked Angela, even if she was a tad over the top to be truly scary. All in all, it was a decent way to pass the time, but not something I'd necessarily recommend to anybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so asome i would read all the books IF I COULD im not saying i cant but these books r great i am going to reread all of them agian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because i am trying to read all the hadix books in our small town. This book made me think of how people got into cults and the diffrences of a true relationship with jesus and a cult. Here are some of the things i found that i knew were wrong:1) 'if you dont get baptized as a fisher you are going to hell' 2) if you dont telll someone you are saved then you are not. To me these thing do not sound right. I think it is a good book in all though. ~DIVERGENT913
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dorry is moving away for her brothers. She is having a hard time because she is also moving away from her best friend. Her best friend was like a sister to her they would do a lot together. When Dorry goes to the new school she thinks no one will like her there. When Dorry goes to the school she meets new friends and they are called the Fishers. The Fishers are making Dorry sacrifice a lot. So then Dorry has to make a choice to stay in the group or leave. This book is not in a series. It reminds me of the movie A Walk to Remember. You have to give up thing to be in a group in the movie, and in the book. People that like books were you have to read on to find out what happened might like this book. If you like reading books by Margaret Peterson Haddix you will like this one. Leaving Fishers might not be that exciting at the beginning, but it gets more exciting as it goes on. So read this book to find out what happens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just started this book and its already good i didnt want to stop reading it.'its for a school project and and my group picked this book'its a great book im going to enjoy reading this one.Margaret Peterson Haddix is a great writer'Keep the books coming'
Guest More than 1 year ago
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? **Reviewed by: Taylor Rector
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was outstanding. It keept you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this book, to anyone who likes suspense, thrill, and drama.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all have said or thought about cults in a negative way. I personally have wondered how someone could not realize what was happening. How they could allow themselves to be brainwashed to such a degree. When I went to the beach, I brought this book because I am a big fan of Haddix. It is a book about a girl, Dory, who is new to a school. When people finally act like her friends, she decides to join a group called the 'fishers'. Who wants to be in a school without anyone to talk to? Plus they all seem so happy. But maybe joining is a bad idea she soon realizes. I would highly recomend this book. It goes in depth to about the so called fishers of men, and it is amazing to see how Dory handles the situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found it really sad of how they beat her down with their religion. That must really be difficult for her. I thought the book was good, but very distressing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am not Christian and parts of this book were a little hard for me to understand I would have to say this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is so insightful, and you wonder how Peterson can write so eloquently, as if this actually happened to her. I would definatley recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of detail and suspense if that's what you'd call it. It made you want to read further until you finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've read in a really long time!! I read it in 2 days. It was so captivating. It made me really feel as though I was sitting there watching it all happen before my very eyes. Margaret Peterson Haddix brought Dorry and the rest of the characters to life. 2 thumbs up!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book exceeded my expectations. It is extremely well-written; I wouldn't change a thing. It is educational, purposeful, and just a very good read. Dorry, the main character, is completely sympathetic which not only made me unable to put the book down but made me realize that I am not immune to the kind of manipulation the Fishers used to recruit Dorry. This is the kind of book that you should read for your own good, and it's enjoyable as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so different from what I usually read. It interested me because of how so many kids see the light of Christ and how they can get mixed up from what really is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book.It's not exactly one of Margaret peterson Haddix's greatest books, But I enjoyed it!The ending left me shocked! Seeing how pastor jim had slept with some of the teenage girls and how he lied about having a little apartment in New York,when he really had a mansion!Also how moira had done that whole act about seeing God and crying.Also how Lara dropped out of Fishers and had to go to the hospital!It also raised queastions about true friends,religion and faith!But this was definitely a great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leaving Fishers is a fabulous book! This book shows you how people can be drawn into a cult, therefore showing you how not to be drawn into one. The characters are very real. This is a super book for a high school remedial reading class or for any reluctant reader. It is not difficult to read or understand. Read together!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Leaving Fishers is a great book. It made me think about my place with god and how chould I change. It also made me think do i have friend like that how whould tell me lies to do someth
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one that taught me a lot about life. Dorry's struggles affected not only her friends and family, but also her job, her schoolwork, and herself. I learned a lot about balancing things in your everyday life. Dorry eventually found that her worshipping days needed to end. I believe this book showed how far some people can go to keep friends and a steady relationship with God. In the end, I think Margaret Peterson Haddix truly expressed her beliefs well by writing this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was VERY good. It really showed how cults lure you into their groups. I thought it was very well written and should be read by anyone who has questions about different religious groups.