Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It’s a “specific learning difficulty”, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.

(From Dyslexia – NHS Choices)

Though dyslexia is indeed recognised as a learning difficulty, it can give rise (directly or indirectly) to many creative impulses. Many famous artists, actors, scientists, and business leaders have been dyslexic. Some indeed have gone so far as to describe it as a ‘gift’.

In the story, Jennifer’s dyslexia causes her much anguish, but will she be able to harness it for good in the end? Will she be able to learn to read and write just as well as anyone else?