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Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
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Aug 03, 2012

really liked it

This was such a unique and awesome book! The story of Sunny (different but wanting to appear normal) and Maxon (different and not capable of caring about it) and their relationship to one another. Maxon is a NASA scientist who is possibly autistic or has Asberger's and Sunny is his completely hairless wife. When Sunny becomes pregnant, she decides to wear a wig and try to appear as a normal housewife. Their first child is autistic, which she blames Maxon for. She gets pregnant again with a girl this time and then their lives begin to go awry. Sunny gets in a car accident and her wig flies off, revealing to her neighbors that she is bald...Maxon is in space when a meteor hits the spacecraft.... they must come to terms with their uniqueness as people and get through this, with Sunny finally realizing that everyone is a bit freaky under their facade. I loved this book. The author writes so frankly and with such deep understanding of her characters. Intelligent fiction, which has been so rare in recent years in the American publishing scene.
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