Anything But Typical
Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does. Jason can be himself when... show more
Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does. Jason can be himself when he writes and he thinks that PhoneixBird-her name is Rebecca-could be his first real friend. But as desperate as Jason is to met her, he's terrified that if they do meet, Rebecca wil only see his autism and not who Jason really is. By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the breathtaking depiction of an autistic boy's struggles-and a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
Publish date: March 9th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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...
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