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Wicked Good

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A single mom struggles to solve the puzzle of a son with Asperger's syndrome in this touching, winsome comic melodrama. Rory Falcon is a bundle of exasperating eccentricities-perpetual pacing, mile-a-minute talkativeness, an obsession with lawn mowers and antique gas cans, an incorrigible refusal to follow instructions or tolerate constraints-combined with a good heart tha ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Joane Lewis an Imprint of Telemachus Press (first published March 24th 2011)
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Giovanni Gelati
Two sisters, one story, & plenty of emotion, this is the recipe for Wicked Good. An excellent one at that as this novel is surprising in its quality and ability to not just grab the reader, but evoke a myriad of emotions that range from tears to hope and inspiration to a few smiles and uplifting moments along the way. Did I, the heartless reader and blogger that I am just write tears? Yes, I did and as manly as I am ,if you cannot shed a few tears as you read this novel, well then your heart ...more
Victoria Allman
Wicked Good is a page turner. The fast-pace of this book gripped me from page one.
The story begins with Rory, a kid with Asperger's Syndrome getting into trouble in school and his mother, Archer trying to protect him. I thought Wicked Good would be a tale about family, and it is, but it is so much more. When Rory decides to look for his biological mother, Archer must fight to protect her son at the same time as let him follow this search through. Rory's quest, with the help of another troubled
Touching Road Trip to Finding Oneself

I listened to the audio book version of this story, which caught my attention because it involves a teenaged boy with Asperger's and his mother who loves him. I have a nephew who also suffers from Asperger’s, and while my nephew is about 10 years younger than Rory’s character, I could still imagine my nephew doing the things that Rory is involved in.

However, Wicked Good, by sisters Joanne Lewis Amy Lewis Faircloth, is primarily the story of Rory’s mother, A
Tabitha Turnbow
Wicked Good is awesome in so many ways. This is not your normal novel and I am so glad i got a chance to read. I am sharing it with my Mother and sisters as they wanted to know why I was laughing, smiling and crying all during the same novel.Great stuff, don't pass this up.
To use the terminology of the authors, this book moves "wicked" fast. :)

I was excited and scared to read this book. Excited because it sounded interesting and scared because it deals with mothering a special needs child. I'm a mother and while I don't have a special needs child I sometimes find books like this hard to read because I feel such pain for the mother and the child both. This isn't that kind of book. Sure you sympathize for both Rory and Archer, but this is so much more. This isn't a
"Mom, I don't feel safe." This is one of the best opening lines I've read in a long time. Not only does it set the tone of the story but this short, blunt statement I feel it sets the pace as well. A bronze winner in the 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards, Fiction Drama Category, Wicked Good is a fast paced read with all the makings of a great story.

Archer Falcon is a single mom raising an adopted son who has been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and Aspergers syndrome. Rory, her son, is stu
Jessica at Book Sake
Ah, Wicked Good was just that, wicked good. I don’t usually request books that are intended to tug at the reader’s heartstrings because, frankly, I’m quite sure my anatomy is lacking them. This tends to result in a poor review for a book that’s probably excellent, but just doesn’t resonate with me. To my surprise, though, I thought Wicked Good was fantastic. I couldn’t put it down (except to read another book for Judas, I mean Jess). I may have even been a little teary-eyed during some parts, bu ...more
Tracy Smith
All Rory wanted was for everything to be "Wicked Good!"

This powerful story is about Archer Falcon, a single mom, and her special son, Rory, who has Asperger's syndrome. See what issues they must contend with in their everyday lives as mom tries to hold down her lawyer position and possibly advance, plus trying to deal with Rory and his sudden interest in finding out his roots since he is an adopted child. On a daily basis it's one situation after another that challenges them both on a personal
Helen May
The trials and tribulations of raising a child with aspergers disease, a type of autism. Challenging to raise a special needs child as a single parent. Well written and interesting but sad to read about all the difficulties. I think it could have had a little more about the disease itself and prognosis. I would recommend it to anyone having to deal with special needs children.
The story of a single mom dealing with her adopted son who wants to find his "real" parents to understand why he is the way he is (he's is on the Autism Spectrum, high functioning ... aka Asperger's). The character of Rory seems pretty realistic... his obsessions, defiance, changeability, manic times and his sweet nature. It's the grown-ups that don't ring true. They are all so needy and seem unable to care for themselves, much less Rory. The search for parents and the ending are a bit implausib ...more
Warren Lewis
I was amazed how an author(s) could look so deeply into the human heart...
I could not put this book down right from the start. The story is about Archer, a single mother and her son Rory who has asperger's syndrome. Rory's search for his biological parents takes them on an emotional journey from Bangor, ME to Gloucester and Salem, MA with tales of the Andrea Gail to the Salem Witch trials. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I am in awe of families who adopt special needs kids. This is a heart-wrenching story of a teenage boy who strikes out to find his birth mother. It reminded me of my days working in the psychiatric wing of the hospital. Everyone has a gift; the trick is finding the way to unlock it.
An interesting look into a mother son relationship dealing with Asberger's. But some parts of the book so entirely far fetched that it annoyed me.
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
Review will be posted on Audible soon.
Toni L.
It was a good read after a slow start.
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