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The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism - Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida
The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism
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'Composed by a writer still with one foot in childhood, and whose autism was at least as challenging and life-defining as our son's, THE REASON I JUMP was a revelatory godsend. Reading it felt as if, for the first time, our own son was talking to us about what was happening inside his head.'... show more
'Composed by a writer still with one foot in childhood, and whose autism was at least as challenging and life-defining as our son's, THE REASON I JUMP was a revelatory godsend. Reading it felt as if, for the first time, our own son was talking to us about what was happening inside his head.' Written by Naoki Higishida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book explains the often baffling behaviour of autistic children and shows the way they think and feel - such as about the people around them, time and beauty, noise, and themselves. Naoki abundantly proves that autistic people do possess imagination, humour and empathy, but also makes clear, with great poignancy, how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism, and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. Like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, it gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 1444776754
Publisher: Sceptre
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Interesting but not well-written or that interesting.
Author Higashida has a new book and so it seemed like this would be a good pick up after reading 'Neurotribes'. This book is very different from that one in the sense that it's really Higashida's "story" where he answers questions about autism, why he does certain things, how he copes in day to day ...
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader rated it
5.0
There are two reasons I choose this book. One, because I’ve heard so much about it (including from my sister—hi, Kathy!). Two, because of David Mitchell. I’m super excited about the upcoming THE BONE CLOCKS and wanted to read and review this and CLOUD ATLAS leading up to that. THE REASON I JUMP not ...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
3.0 The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
The Reason I Jump is the memoir of a Japanese boy, Naoki Higashida who, at the time of its writing, was thirteen. Naoki, who is autistic and writes with the aid of a visual alphabet card, offers his answers to a series of questions (including, of course, "What's the reason you jump?"). I knew nothin...
Melissa Wiebe's Blogs
Melissa Wiebe's Blogs rated it
2.0
I can't recall where I had first hear about this book, but wherever I saw it, it definitely piqued my interest.At first I was quite impressed with the author's ability to express his thought and feelings in a fairly coherent manner, but as I moved on in the book I started to become skeptical of how ...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
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5.0 The Reason I Jump
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-reason-i-jump.htmlNaoki Higashida is a young author of several fiction and nonfiction books. He is also an advocate for autism awareness. He was also diagnosed as severely autistic at age 5. He learned how to commu...
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