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Janie Nolan’s future had never been more uncertain, she was just learning to live with the loss of her mother from cancer, she suddenly finds herself jobless after an unexpected diagnosis with autism at the age of fifty-five. The thought of moving back to her childhood home in the idyllic town of Cape May, New Jersey to assess her future is a daunting proposal. It is in ...more
Kindle Edition, 493 pages
Published November 25th 2019
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Cindy Reifel
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5.0 out of 5 starsThese characters will grab your heart and not let go!
November 28, 2019
Janie is a 50 year old unmarried virgin who has lost every job she has ever had. The reason for all of this?===Janie just found out this past year that she has a high functioning form of Asberger's disease. This type of person usually has a genius level IQ but, also has significant problems with social interactions. Janie finally understands why she has lost every job because she "can't get along with
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Elizabeth
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
The author of this book clearly has a deep understanding on Aspbergers Syndrome.........it was very interesting to be inside the character's head to see exactly how she looked at situations, conversations, and processed everything. It was not only a good story, but I found the characters interesting -- enough character development. And even enough character development to strongly dislike one!!! Well done, Ms Grayce!
Mandy Jane
Dec 10, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A third of the way into the book the main character calls non-binary people "mutants" and lesbians "perverse." Judging by the way the statements are framed, I have to believe the author shares her character's bigoted opinions. Read this one only if you're comfortable supporting a homophobic and transphobic author, and even then I recommend skipping it. Grayce has A LOT to learn about storytelling/grammar/writing in general.
Elizabeth
Thank you Ms. Grayce for your insight into the mind of a child grown to a young woman with Aspbergers Syndrome. You clearly have a depth of understanding. It was very interesting to "get inside" the character's head and understand her thought processes. I enjoyed the read and getting to know all the characters -- Mom was to love, Dad was to strongly dislike. Well done!
Jackson Perry
Dec 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is literally the worst book I've ever read. Very poorly written and extremely boring. It took everything in me to finish this one. Steer clear!
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