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When David was Surprised (David, #2)

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"When David Was Surprised" is the sequel to the best-selling "How David Met Sarah." Both books feature a young man with Down Syndrome who is trying to balance his own need for independence -- and love -- with his family's instinct to protect and care for him. Written in simple language, this book can be read and enjoyed by the developmentally disabled, their loved ones, an ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published March 31st 2012 by eFitzgerald Publishing
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Apr 23, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
I am truly enjoying the David books. This story, written at an elementary reading level, is one all special educators and of young adults with cognitive disabilities should read with them. I'm planning to read When David Met Sarah with one of my classes in a couple weeks when our state testing has been completed.

I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. I love watching David experience new feelings and figure out why people react the way they do to different situations. I can't w
Lilac Wolf
Jul 26, 2012 Lilac Wolf rated it it was amazing
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Thanks Anne for letting me review this! I was dying to read it since finishing How David Met Sarah. And I was not disappointed.

It has the same fluid writing. Simple, yet fast paced. I think David is a wonderful guy. David's parents took David out for a surprise on a Sunday and it turned out he was the date of one of the young ladies from his socialization class. She keeps getting mad at him and he is thoroughly confused. Every man on the planet has been there, and his po
Patrice Fitzgerald
Mar 30, 2012 Patrice Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing
Another good book in Anne Kelleher's David series, written from the point of view of a young man with Down Syndrome. David is caught up in the expectations of his family with regard to how much independence he should have. Just about to be 25, he is interested in a romantic relationship -- is that appropriate for him? Is the young woman's family in agreement? What if David gets hurt?

This series and this book in particular raise important questions about how we relate to developmentally disabled
Aug 03, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
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I received this book free through Goodreads. The book was very interesting to read, I completed it within a day. It was simple enough for younger people to read but it also appealed to me. The story line was nice and you get an inside look into the life of people with Down Syndrome. I didn't read the first book in the series but I wasn't confused at all, which is sometimes worrisome when starting a book in a series without reading the others. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.
Aug 31, 2012 Rita rated it liked it
I won this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway than gave it to a friends daughter she said it was a good book just not really the type of thing she reads to often. She wished the book was longer and that she could have gotten more details from the writer but overall she said she would recommend the book to other children who may be a little younger than her (she is 10) or readers who may have some reading difficulties.
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I won this in a Goodreads giveaway in December. I'm still waiting anxiously for the book to arrive.

Update - this book never arrived. Will mark it as not read.
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Born and raised at the South Jersey shore, Anne holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in Medieval Studies and has studied English language and literature at the University of Connecticut and Storytelling and Oral Traditions at the Institute for Graduate Studies. The mother of four, Anne now resides in Connecticut and Hawaii. Find out more at
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