Hiding behind a book. It's one of the best places to hide when you're in school. If your caught teachers tend to let you go because they're happy that you are actually reading.
It was in this world of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Classic Literature and Fiction that I buried myself. I hid from math and science, and peeked out in history to enjoy the stories and ducked back down when it came time to learn dates and places. In Gym I
was free to run, compete and excel. In English class I also revealed myself.
It was there that I could write and express myself without having to verbally articulate positions. I had time to think and processes information. These are two things that are difficult if your dyslexic or if your dyslexia was possibly misdiagnosed as an audio processing disorder (imagine having a conversation on your phone that keeps breaking up and trying to figure out what the other person is saying and then respond intelligently). English class was where my love of writing started and was my first step to the eventual publication of Detective Dwayne Drake and The Case of The Alphabet Thief.
English and Gym and the occasional History class were the back bone of my GPA. It was all the reading, however, that actually helped me pass the ACT with a decent score. That along with my athletic ability allowed me to get into The University of Michigan.
End of Part II