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Inside Out by Ann M. Martin
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it was amazing

I read this book for the first time back in the 80s when it came out. It was the first time I ever heard of autism. Autism was a virtually unknown condition at the time- most people later heard of it the first time from the movie Rainman.
This book is one of Martin's best. Well written, realistic and heart breaking. James is typical of autistic kids in that he was normal up until age two and then changed. His family has to learn to deal with his condition and try to help him function. Meanwhile, the kids have to go to school, deal with bullies and otherwise live a normal life. I miss the 80s. This is a great piece of nostalgia.
Also, my friends and I put on a carnival like the one in this book, except we made all the prizes and only charged a penny per game. It was a great time. Apple paperbacks gave me a lot of good ideas back then. ;)
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Reading Progress

November 29, 2016 – Started Reading
November 29, 2016 – Shelved
November 29, 2016 – Finished Reading

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