One of Ally's classmates; she's a Japanese immigrant and is still learning English. When she's nervous she rolls a carved wooden block around in her hands, and she's often anxious when Shay bullies others. Suki later shares that her grandfather carved the blocks for her when she still lived in Japan, and that she misses him greatly. Suki and Ally are able to connect through their individual love for their respective grandfathers, and as Ally becomes more confident, she finds that she admires Suki for her bravery in coming to a new country and learning a new language.
Suki Character Timeline in Fish in a Tree
The timeline below shows where the character Suki appears in Fish in a Tree. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Yellow Card
Chapter 9: Bag Full of Nothing
Chapter 10: Promises, Promises...
...clarifying questions and Ally receives a yellow notebook. They all begin to write. Ally notices Suki holding one of her blocks and wonders if she's thinking about her grandfather. Ally sees... (full context)
Chapter 14: Boxed In and Boxed Out
Chapter 21: Butterfly Wishes
Chapter 24: Imaginary Hero
...the premise illogical, while Oliver spouts off the names of every superhero. He even asks Suki for her opinion, but keeps talking and never lets her answer. Shay whispers meanly that... (full context)
Chapter 37: A Chicken, a Wolf, and a Problem
Chapter 42: The Gifts of No Excuses, Scotch Tape, and Antibiotics
Chapter 48: Oliver's Idea of Lucky