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Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
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May 25, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: mock-newbery-book-2010
Recommended for: Everyone!
Read in May, 2009

Nora Raleigh Baskin has written an amazing and enlightening story told from the viewpoint of 12 year old Jason, an autistic boy. Jason writes about us (NT's or Neurotypicals), how confusing the world is, and how difficult it is to be different.

I enjoyed Baskin's writing style; she as an uncanny gift for character development. While the story was told from Jason's point of view it is not hard to love, sympathize, or dislike the people he interacts with. We know exactly what they care about, why they act the way they do around Jason, and ultimatly what kind of people they are.

Baskin has helped me understand the challenges that come with autism for everyone, especially for the autistic child. I really think this book is for everyone. It will help us all to be a little more patient.

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