Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, KA Yoshida and David Mitchel

The Reason I Jump gives some perspective and understanding of autism. With the help of others,  a teen boy is able to tell his story and give readers a glimpse into his mind, his thoughts and feelings.

This book provides a plethora of information on thoughts, behaviors and actions of those who are autistic. It gives one a larger degree of understanding and knowledge, maybe even patience.

This book is written from the heart and with passion, nothing is held back. The young author doesn't claim that his feelings are universal in fact he gives some theories on why certain things such as touch or bright lights can cause distress in those with autism.

This is a short little non-fiction book, that will draw your full attention and leave you wanting to know more.  This is a one of a kind book.

Grade: A

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