By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the eye-opening depiction of an autistic boy's daily and lifelong struggles to exist in a "neurotypical" world. The only place sixth grader Jason Blake can be himself is online, where he posts the short stories he writes. It's there that Jason finds Rebecca. Though the two have common ground, Jason can't face the consequences that meeting Rebecca might bring - but if he doesn't meet her, there's no chance to have a real relationship. This is a pitch-perfect portrait of autism, but more than that, a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
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"Jason Blake is a 12-year-old autistic boy who is trying to be understood in a "neurotypical" world. He tries to speak the NTs' language but finds they aren't good listeners. Nora Raleigh Baskin lets us see inside the mind of a bright young man struggling to be accepted for who he is. Tom Parks is the voice of this extraordinary preteen who is determined to tell his story in his own voice, but in the language neurotypicals speak and understand. Parks's delivery is concise, even as he communicates the stifled confusion that language presents to kids on the autism spectrum. He brings to life an inspiring new hero in a story greatly enhanced by its transition to audio. N.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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