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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but parents should read first., July 16, 2011
This review is from: Borderline (Kindle Edition)
This book was a good quick read and had a bit of everything to keep your attention, overall an ejoyable read. There are comedic and dramatic situations that balance out nicely in the story. This book covers a wide range of topics that are plaguing today's world. It deals with autism, obesity, asthma, pollution, and overall how we are causing and inflicting all of this upon ourselves. It focuses on the Ritter family and specifically on Guy and how he sees and deals with the world. Guy is your "normal" 12 almost 13 year old kid dealing with things all kids deal with such as parents, school, and oh yeah did I mention he has an autistic brother named Austin. The book is told through Guy's point of view and shows a glimpse of what it is like to be in a family with a member having autism. Mom, dad, and Guy all deal with Austin's autism in their own way, with mom embarking on an endless crusade to do any and everything she can to get Austin the best help she can. Guy often times feels like he is an afterthought, an invisible member of the family, and that the whole world revolves around Austin and his care. This book is targeted towards teens and young adults, but I believe that it should be read by more parents. Parents should read this book if only to see how a child can feel neglected and ignored, even as unintentional as it may be, when also having to contend with a child that requires special attention. Guy's dad works at a research lab with wolves, where Guy bonds and shares a special relationship with a wolf he loving names Wolf. It is a good coming of age story , and I would recommend this book. Parents should know that there is profanity in the book, completely unnecessary in my opinion, and should take that into consideration before letting the child read this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.
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