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Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson
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Aug 24, 08

bookshelves: young-adult

This book, set in the 70s, follows a girl with cerebral palsy through a week at a camp for special needs youth. Although sometimes I felt Jean's thoughts and feelings were spelled out too explicitly, her emotions overdone, this book offers plenty of food for thought, and I find scenes of it coming to mind often. Although it's disturbing to think that in the 70s children with ASTHMA were seen as disabled, I think the portrayal of treatment of disabled individuals is pretty accurate.

A few elements of the structure--particularly the epilogue--seemed clumsy to me.

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