This is a fantastic book with an incredible insight into the world of a person with ASD. My heart ached as I read Sean's struggles and it really made me fear for my autistic daughter's luck once she starts school. I feel that this book or a book of this kind should be mandatory literarture in school. I think it would give children great perspective and open their minds into the struggles of other kids. The only reason why I read this book is because my daughter has autism. I am trying to learn and be a better mom for her. I wouldn't have read or known about autism otherwise I don't think. If I think of myself back in school years, if Sean had been my classmate I definitely wouldn't have tortured him or bothered him, but would I have tried to reach out and be his friend?...probably not. I probably would have felt he was weird and left it at that. I don't think reading this kind of book would make every single child stop bullying these non typical kids, but I think it would change the mindset of many so that these kids don't have to live years of pure hell as they try to get through school.