"An excellent novel of a mother's account of coping with a severely autistic daughter whose behavior is destructive. A very plausible story and one of the best I've read. Ideal companion book to "Tilt" by Elizabeth Burns."
"An excellent novel about how a woman reassesses her life; herself and motherhood when confronted with her oldest daughter's severe autism. Maeve is a plausible character with severe autism and the story is riveting. Ideal companion book to "A Rock & a Hard Place" by Anne Sutcliffe."
"Adam, 9 is a plausible character with severe autism. His communication/sensory issues and attempts to give the desired response to activities he neither enjoys nor understands so he can pursue his special interests are understandable. He is friends with Morgan who has Asperger's Syndrome, the spectrum partner to autism. It is Morgan's resourcefulness that solves the murder mystery."
"A decent book that spans decades - a young man growing up during the depression has high functioning autism as does his nephew, who was born in 1988. They both appear to have a mild form of autism and are believably written."
"This is an excellent novel written in manga style about raising Hikaru, a child who has severe autism. The illustrations are masterpieces and the author describes services for people with autism in Japan and describes Japanese customs."
"The sequel to Tobe's first book in a soon-to-be series. A delightful, brilliantly told, illustrated story of the Azumas and their son who has severe autism. Readers learn about Japanese culture, customs and services for persons with special needs. A soon to be classic!"
"Protagonist Carolyn taught a small class of boys with autism in 1976-77. She is captivated by one pupil named Casey. She reconnects with Casey's mother almost 30 years later. Excellent, richly drawn characters and good dialog."
"An excellent book about a couple raising their severely autistic son Keller. The story is set in the winter of 1955-56 and is replete with delightful characters; excellent story line and description of lack of autism awareness during that era."