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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Jem Glad you liked it.


message 2: by Cecily (new)

Cecily A good review that reminds me that I really ought to reread this excellent book.


message 3: by Sarah Joyce (new)

Sarah Joyce Bryant Thanks so much for recommending this book to me. You cannot imagine how helpful/eye-opening it was for me since I have an autistic child. I read it in one sitting. Absolutely stunning!


message 4: by Shawn (new)

Shawn Sorensen Sarah Joyce wrote: "Thanks so much for recommending this book to me. You cannot imagine how helpful/eye-opening it was for me since I have an autistic child. I read it in one sitting. Absolutely stunning!"

Wow - yes, I almost read it in one sitting, too. I don't know, it's just written in a way where you pull for everyone yet know they can do better going forward. Every single effort counts.

Cheers


message 5: by Cecily (new)

Cecily The only aspect I'd quibble with is your mention of Rainman: although both are on the autistic spectrum, there is at least as much difference between autistic savant Raymond and Christopher's Asperger's (for all that Haddon denies the label, psychologists support it) as between either of them and a neurotypical person not on the spectrum.


message 6: by Shawn (new)

Shawn Sorensen Cecily wrote: "The only aspect I'd quibble with is your mention of Rainman: although both are on the autistic spectrum, there is at least as much difference between autistic savant Raymond and Christopher's Asper..."

Yes, I was using the words "general comparison" and from the perspective that the afflicted character gets a lot more attention in this book than in the movie I reference. Thank you though!


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Jama I started this book but never finished it, because I'm always in a least 2-3 books at a time. Your review gave such life to this book and emotion I haven't yet discovered from this read. Thanks for your review!


message 8: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Simms I really cringe when people say "suffer from Asperger's/Autism."

Signed,
An Autistic Person


message 9: by Shawn (new)

Shawn Sorensen Thank You Lindsay,

Hopefully I've changed the review for the better. I can see your beef with the word "suffer" so recommend anything you think I should write.

Thank you again! --Shawn


message 10: by Aubree (new)

Aubree Bowling This is a great read for parents of autism spectrum kids. it reminds us just how specific we should be and how words always mean things to our kids.


message 11: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Simms Thanks so much, Shawn. I really appreciate it.


message 12: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Chinn Your comment made me really think of how great this book really is. On the surface, it may seem to not make any sense, especially in cases where Christopher may seem to go off topic or go into depth about a relatively non-important topic at first however it all makes sense in the end. It helped me to see what autism is really like. I'm not sure how the author necessarily knew how to write the thoughts and feelings of Christopher the way he did but it was pretty accurate to the symptoms that comes along with having autism, or being on the autism spectrum. It was encouraging, even as a reader, how Christopher didn't focus on the things he was incapable of doing, but helped to raise his self esteem by focusing on what he could do. Sure, he viewed the world in an uncommon way, yet he often dreamed of becoming an astronaut, and prided himself on being able to count in prime numbers up to 7,057. This was really encouraging to me


message 13: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Simms Courtney wrote: "Your comment made me really think of how great this book really is. On the surface, it may seem to not make any sense, especially in cases where Christopher may seem to go off topic or go into dept..."

I can recommend some really great blogs and books written by Autistic adults, if you'd like.

autistichoya.com
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/
http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.bl...
goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com (she has lots of great master posts in the sidebar)
autisticeagle.com (technically this is my blog, but I and the main admins have some mods taking care of it at the moment)
http://yesthattoo.blogspot.com
http://jerobison.blogspot.com/

These are just a few, but should take awhile to get through if you're genuinely interested.

This blog is by a non-autistic mother of an autistic daughter, but she's much beloved in the autistic community for a reason.

https://adiaryofamom.wordpress.com/


message 14: by Toni (new)

Toni Bf I like your comment. I read this one ten years ago, I did not remember exactly how the book ended but the main character was a child, with a kind of autism like Asperger and love for the prime numbers. Now that I am re-reading it in English, at the request of my teacher, I imagine a little Sheldon.


message 15: by Erna Yuli (new)

Erna Yuli My English is not really good and I'm glad to found your review is just almost exactly the same like what I felt about this book. Thank you.


message 16: by Louise (new)

Louise Culmer very unrealistic in my opinion. what was to stop the mother phoning for instance? or just turning up for a visit? it all seemed most unlikely to me.


message 17: by kindel (new)

kindel are you guys my friend for real be honest.


message 18: by kindel (new)

kindel hows shawn.


message 19: by kindel (new)

kindel can i tell you guys my favorite story once upon a time there was a duck his name was ducky he loves to swim so one day there was a race and he swimmed so fast and he won the duck metal the end.


message 20: by kindel (new)

kindel did you guys get my book about the duck book friends.


message 21: by kindel (new)

kindel you guy s arent my friends !


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