Synopses & Reviews
Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Jason can be himself when he writes and he thinks that PhoneixBird-her name is Rebecca-could be his first real friend. But as desperate as Jason is to met her, he's terrified that if they do meet, Rebecca wil only see his autism and not who Jason really is. andlt;BRandgt; By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the breathtaking depiction of an autistic boy's struggles-and a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
About the Author
Nora Raleigh Baskin is the ALA Schneider Family Book Awardand#8211;winning author of andlt;iandgt;Anything But Typicalandlt;/iandgt;. She was chosen as a andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt; Flying Start for her novel andlt;iandgt;What Every Girl (Except Me) Knowsandlt;/iandgt;, and has since written a number ofandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;novels for middle graders and teens, including andlt;iandgt;The Truth About My Bat Mitzvahandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Summer Before Boysandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Runtandlt;/iandgt;. Nora lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at NoraBaskin.com.