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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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I wanted to like this but I guess it was too teenager-y for me.
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A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
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The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
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NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
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So interesting. Autistic adults, on the most part, support this book and its presumptions. Must buy.
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Following Ezra by Tom Fields-Meyer
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This was a wonderful book - and a good reminder: autistic people communicate in different ways; they don't necessarily show what they know and it isn't safe to assume.

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This was a wonderful book - and a good reminder: autistic people communicate in different ways; they don't necessarily show what they know and it isn't safe to assume.

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Boy Alone by Karl Taro Greenfeld
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I didn't get to finish this, but I would like to. This was well-written and a good sibling perspective - yet with details from the parent's journal to draw from. It is good to remember that practices we now find abhorrent were used not very long ago ...more
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Gary Chapman
“Don't be a victim of the urgent. In the long run, much of what seems so pressing right now won't even matter. What you do with your children will matter forever.”
Gary Chapman

J.M. Barrie
“Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can't) you would see your own mother doing this and you would find it very interesting to watch. It's quite like tidying up drawers. You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering humorously over some of your contents, wondering where on Earth you picked this thing up, making discoveries sweet and not so sweet, pressing this to her cheek, as if it were a nice kitten, and hurriedly stowing that out of sight. When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out the prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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