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The Lightning Thief - ADHD and Dyslexia

Oct 14th, 2021
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  1. You don’t know anything about me.”
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  3. “No?” She raised an eyebrow. “I bet you moved around from school to school. I bet you were kicked out of a lot of them.”
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  5. “How-“
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  7. “Diagnosed with dyslexia. Probably ADHD, too.”
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  9. I tried to swallow my embarrassment. “What does that have to do with anything?”
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  11. “Taken together, it’s almost a sure sign. The letters float off the page when you read, right? That’s because your mind is hardwired for ancient Greek. And the ADHD-you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the classroom. That’s your battlefield reflexes. In a real fight, they’d keep you alive. As for the attention problems, that’s because you see too much, Percy, not too little. Your senses are better than a regular mortal’s. Of course the teachers want you medicated. Most of them are monsters. They don’t want you seeing them for what they are.”
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  14. - The Lightning Thief, Chapter 6
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