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Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
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Jul 10, 09

Read in July, 2009

This is a quiet book, but very well-written. I found it fascinating to be able to get into the head of a boy w/ autism/ Aspergers. I thought, though, at times that the author lost the voice, that sometimes the character (Marcelo) seemed more "normal" (as in a kid who didn't have Aspergers at all, but was just a little bit awkward) than he did at the start. He may have grown as a character, but I'd think that his "voice" and the way he looked at the world would pretty much stay the same. Also, I'm not sure that I "bought" the ending. I don't want to spoil the ending, so I won't go into detail.

But this is def a book that has stuck w/ me long after reading it.
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