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Scrambled Paperback – November 21, 2015
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There are several things that I love about this book:
1) The narrative. The story moves fast and the characters and plot are developed and engaging.
2) If you buy the physical copy of the book you will notice that the spacing of the letters, words and paragraphs have quite a bit of space between them. This makes for easier reading. Which, is to the point of the book. (The Kindle version is more compact.)
3) There are no unnecessarily long words that are used to describe the people, places and events. People's thoughts seem to read as we might actually think them, rather than contain difficult language that can make reading a bit cumbersome at times.
4) The overall tone and feel of the book bends the reader into self-reflection. If you do not struggle with learning disabilities(LD), do you know people who struggle with learning disabilities? If you don't struggle with a LD, can you empathize and strategize with a person who struggles with a LD? As an instructor, how can I reach people who are struggling and can I be flexible in my teaching approaches to accommodate the variety of learners in my classroom?
As a teacher in the adult education field, I come across people with LDs quite often. Sometimes people are up-front and are willing to discuss them and other times, just like Matt, people are ashamed and scared to talk about them. I know that there have been people I have helped and people I have not. This book was emotional for me, as I would love to think I help everyone, but that is just not the case. I loved how Matt was written and how we got to see his thought processes and emotions. I'm sure I will have students who would find this book a reflection of their own thoughts, feeling and struggles. I will definitely be incorporating this book into my classroom instruction. It is a wonderful book that everyone should read.
I could relate to the character Matt in the book in that he was recognized for being a good worker, but he was constantly worried that people would find out that he had learning challenges. As a result, I could appreciate what he went through on the job.
The story was enjoyable to read since it isn’t just about learning but also had a romantic story as well. Can’t wait to see how the story continues in the next book!
Thanks, Neil. I do have one request, though...
Publish your next novel quickly!