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The Game of My Life by Jason J-Mac McElwain
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Sep 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: special-needs-disabilities-non-fict, sports

This is easily one of the most inspirational books I've ever read. It would be that even if I didn't have a special needs son, one who reminds me a lot of Jason "J-Mac" McElwain, even though my son has not been diagnosed with autism.

The best thing about this book was the majority of it being told by McElwain's voice. It reads like it was written by a teenager with autism, and that's a good thing. It adds to the honesty of the book. It was so nice to read about McElwain's life growing up and how everything came together at that Senior Night game.

As the father of a special needs son, it was very heartwarming to see how McElwain's teammates, coach, friends, fellow students, everyone, all reveled in McElwain's success. All most special needs kids want is to belong. J-Mac certainly got that.

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