Having family members with autism, the author, along with perfect narration, has opened my heart and mind to a better understanding. Humor, mystery, facts and intrigue contribute to my second read. BRAVO JODI!
I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!
This doesn't seem like most of Jodi Picoult's other books, however, I loved it. I taught in a school for children with learning problems - including Asperger's Syndrome. I am familiar with what you see on the outside of these children - this book helped me see the child from the view of their family, their parents and even from within. I don't know how she did her research for this book - but any teacher or parent working with children with Asperger Syndrome, could spend a lot of time without finding a story that is as enlightening.
Say something about yourself!
great story! get this book.. this story will keep you interested.. made me wanna watch court tv for a week or so afterwards.
I really liked this book. You are invited into a family dealing with Aspergers Syndrome on a daily basis, and into the mind of the character with Asperger's. It's fascinating to see the ups and downs of life from his perspective. I enjoyed the fact that different readers read the various characters in this novel. It's a well woven story about a little understood disability, with an interesting story line that maintains interest throughout.
Jodi did it again! What a wonderful masterpiece. This story captures you attention for from the very first minute. You become wrapped up in the story and do not want to stop listening. The story is well balanced with serious moments, as well as comical situations that make you laugh out loud. The more you listen the more you feel like you are part of this wonderful family dealing with a difficult situation. The narrators were spot on. By having several readers each character came alive. Audible books usually have great stories, but get lost with weak readers. That is not the case with this book. This book is a must buy. You will not regret it.
I picked this one because of the great reviews. Nothing about it upon first glance would be something I would typically be drawn to otherwise. Thank you previous reviewers! I'm so glad I gave it a chance because it was an absolute riviting listen. A++++++
I liked the book, it was an interesting source of information about Asperger's, however, it did repeat itself in explaining the autistic behaviors which did get tiresome. Also, it took so long to set up I kind of lost interest halfway through. Then when we get to the trial it took forever for anything to happen, to get to a clue to what might be happening, again, they lost me. Worth listening to if you are interested in learning about autistic behaviors although keep in mind each child is different. My grandson is autistic and does not engage in many of the behaviors outlined in the book.
The history begins well and slowly looses momentum. The author missed something in the middle of the history