This would be a good book for parents who are struggling with guilt or shame with regard to their autistic children. Most of the stories describe the parents' expectations and dreams while pregnant and then the agonizing reality once they learned their children were not developing in a neuro-typical way.It might be helpful for parents who need to explain their journey to friends or family.Most of the stories point to immunizations as the cause of the onset of autism.
I was hoping for more advice. I am ready to work on healing and therapy. My son's autism hasn't stemmed from immunizations so I couldn't relate to most of the stories.
These are heart-felt, gut wrenching stories but the narrators were too melodramatic.
I would have only included one or two stories about shattered dreams and encouraged more stories illuminating the way forward.
There was an undercurrent of complaint about how few dads were involved but no real exploration of the subject.
The story was fascinating and unpredictable. The plot moved quickly and was full of twists but each character was so richly drawn I didn't want to get through the book too fast.
The writing style reminds me of Jonathan Franzen in the ability to describe people and scenes but the mood is more optimistic.
The narrator was fantastic. I will search for more of his reads.
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