The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
An excellent look into the mind of an autistic child.
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