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Mixed May? – R.J. Palacio – Wonder

I must admit I have been struggling with sticking to one theme per month, unless it is one that really captures my attention like last month’s books about autism. I was going to focus on mythical books for May (Mythical May), then I jumped to thinking about other styles of fantasy like books about Immortal … 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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