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Autism Awareness April – Beverly Brenna – Waiting for no one

This novel’s blurb compares it to Curious and there are many similarities. Like Christopher in Curious the main character (Taylor) is writing a novel, she has parents who have also split up and can’t cope and she has a pet gerbil that is her comfort. Perhaps Taylor has a greater awareness of her condition. She … Continue reading

Autism Awareness April – Mark Haddon – Curious incident of the dog in the night time.

Mark Haddon – Curious incident of the dog in the night time. Having read a few books about kids with Asperger’s, and as many other books (such as Palacio’s Wonder) are compared to Curious incident – I had great expectations for this novel.  Perhaps they were too big as I didn’t enjoy it as much … Continue reading

Autism Awareness April – Tara Kelly – Harmonic Feedback

  This novel was a reassuring discovery, after the joy of Marcelo in the real world and My Life as an alphabet, I ditched a number of books because they started with death, or head flushing and were too depressing and perhaps confronting for me to continue. However, not so Harmonic Feedback. I found the … Continue reading

Autism Awareness April – Francisco X. Stork – Marcelo in the real world

This book has a similar richness as My life as an alphabet but is for a more mature teen audience (language, sex references). Marcelo (pronounced Marselo) has autism- like condition that is somewhat similar to Asperger’s syndrome (Marcelo’s own explanation). He has been sheltered throughout his 17 years through attending a special school (Paterson) where … Continue reading

Autism Awareness April – My life as an alphabet – Barry Jonsberg

I know this might seem tacky to some but once I read this book, I struggled to work out how I could fit it into my blog.  Whilst it could be classified as a family relations novel – I was past February for it is to be family Feb so I wondered about April. Luckliy … Continue reading

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