Rules

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 74 reviews

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age 9+
Twelve-year-old Catherine and her younger brother David (about nine) live in a quiet neighborhood. The other people in it notice that there's something "wrong" with David, not realizing that his disability, called autism, is in his brain.

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age 10+

Sweet and kindhearted

My daughter liked this book because the main character has a brother who is differently abled, and when she attends therapy with him, she meets another boy who is differently abled. Throughout the book the reader can sense how empathetic the main character is toward her brother and new friend, and she demonstrated a lot kindness and compassion. It lacked a little excitement, but overall it was a decent book.

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Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love family stories and tales of of kids with autism

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