Marcelo in the Real World
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i understand why writers like carl hiaasen and james patterson and them are now writing books for younger readers, after having already established themselves as writers of adult fiction with considerable staying power. get 'em while they are young and then when they grow into the adult section, they already have the name-recognition. friends for life, paying their electricity bills...
but why do authors like this one and suzanne collins write exclu ...more
Marcelo is a very high-functioning autistic -- so high-functioning that even the label Asperger's doesn't ...more
Marcelo hears music that no one else can. He has been diagnosed with an impairment similar to autism, but higher-functioning - he can process things but it takes him time, and he is able to adapt to social situations through learning and experience. However, this is not enough to satisfy his father, a powerful and persuasive lawyer. His father decides to have ...more
The good: It's a fast read and an interesting story. There's shades of gray, interesting moral dilemmas, attention to detail that makes situations and characters come brilliantly to life, and a main character whose situation is way intriguing. An autistic teenager who's gone to a school for disabled kids his whole life, and now suddenly has to adjust to working at his dad's law firm for the summer. There's a lot of inherent conflict and story ...more
Seventeen year old Marcelo Sandoval is different. He hears music no one else can hear, his social development is stumped, and his special interests include religion, classical music, and therapy ponies. Marcelo is looking forward to a summer of working as a stable boy at Paterson, a school for kids with special needs, when his father tells him that he must get out of his comfort zone and join the "real world" or else he won't be able to go to Pat ...more
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marcelo can be a bit naive, but not in an annoying way. he's naive in the way that makes you wonder how the hell you turned out so bitter and question why the world can't be as simple or straightforward as someone like marcelo sees it. marcelo is just a great person and anyone would be lucky to have him as a friend. many of the people marcelo encounters at the law firm treat him like crap or act as though he's stupid. so being marcelo's friend would probably lead me ...more
The characters were simultaneously brilliant and frustrating. The narrator is Marcelo. He's about 16 (I'm not sure, exactly, but he'll be entering his last year of high school after the summer). He's on the Apserger's Spe ...more
It's no secret that I love fantasy, but I try to read outside of the genre as well. Marcelo isn't a super hero. He's a teenage boy with an unidentified cognitive disorder who is comfortable with his routines, his special-ed school, his job at the therapeutic riding stables. His father decides tha ...more
My initial impression still stands. Although I liked the way the author had the main character Marcelo speak, and how he added certain quirks that were realistic, Stork was unable to keep it consistent.. and some characteristics were not compatible w/someone w/Aspergers..such as speaking in literal terms only and then suddenly speaking/understanding metaphors, for example. The plot was sort of intriguing but I thought kind of trashy too.
Oh, I am not sure I like this book. A goodread ...more
Format: Chapter Book
Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults (2010), ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2010)
At the insistence of his father, Marcelo, a male adolescent with a condition resembling Asperger’s Syndrome, is forced to participate in the “real world” by working at his father’s law firm over the summer. The typical behaviors of autism, accompanied by atypical introspection and insight, leads Marcelo into the position of contempl ...more
There's nothing much to say about the plot of the book, given that it is what the title suggests. Marcelo in the real world, away from his comfort zone - how he struggles, makes mistakes and learns.
One of of the many things I looked forward to in this book was the musi ...more
Ο Μαρσέλο είναι ένα δεκαεφτάχρονο αγόρι που πάσχει από το σύνδρομο άσπεγκερ σε ήπια μορφή.Συνήθως μιλάει στο τρίτο ενικό πρόσωπο, δυσκολεύεται να κατανοήσει την μεταφορική χρήση της γλώσσας, προσ ...more
Marcelo ve skutečném světě je naprosto jedinečná a neobyčejná kniha, kterou by si měl každý přečíst. A pokud vám to nesta ...more
Marcelo has always been different. (He lives in a tree house, for example.) Lived in his own little world--not cut off from the world, by any means, but taking it in at his own pace, staying in his comfort zone, doing this much and no more. Marcelo has autism--Asberger's Syndrome to be exact. He's always chosen to attend a special school--Paterson--to be with children and teens who are differe ...more
Marcelo is 17 and has Asperger Syndrome, which means he's on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. He's smart, good-looking, and socially inept. His special interest (aspies generally have one) is religion. He hears his own internal music. All Marcelo wants to do is to stay at his private special school, where he's learned to like who he is and has developed an interest in training ponies. But his lawyer father wants Marcelo to go to the local pu ...more
Krásná, procítěna, poučná, otevřená kniha dotýkající se snad všech témat života… Taky jsem si díky ní na pár věcí udělala lepší názor...
A jak už někdo psal ve své recenzi - kdyby bylo více tak „nemocných“ jako Marcelo, a bylo více takových mužů s jeho srdcem a hlavou… svět by vypadal docela jinak. Vím jistě, že se ke knížce v budoucnu ještě vrátím a jistojistě ji chci mít ve své knihovně :-)
Overall good book :)