Anything But Typical
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Also Reviewed on Dannimae.com http://dannimae.com/2015/07/31/review-anything-but-typical-the-mc-may-have-been-but-the-book-wasnt/Trying to type a review for Anything but Typical is proving to be difficult. There’s very little that I can say about it because, ironically, it was a completely typical b...
This book is about a 12 yo boy named Jason Blake and he has autism and he just wants to fit in. The whole book is written in his perspective to us NT's or neurotypical's. He's telling us what everyday life is like for him & how he copes with it. Jason is not very good at verbally expressing his feel...
A nicely written book. At times I felt a little lost, but I believe that was the goal of the story.
I had a hard time getting through this. Jason never felt real to me, the book overall felt to "writerly". However, when we finally get to Texas, the whole story jelled somewhat. Honestly, I just never quite understood why Jason felt compelled to tell his story to us.
Kids on the spectrum are the new hot topic, I think. This book did a creditable job of getting inside the head of an autistic teen who finds himself facing some of his, oh, let's call 'em fears. The voice rings achingly true, the anxiety around going to the convention is palpable and honest. The par...