Category: Autism

Autism, Bullying and Me

This is a great little book for pre-teens and teens who are affected by bullying. It’s aimed at Autistics, however I think anyone would find it useful, particularly if they have any sort of neurodivergence. It’s refreshing to read a book which doesn’t pretend that you can change anyone other than yourself. While for a Read more

Underdogs: Tooth and Nail

Somehow, Tooth and Nail managed to be even better than the first book in the series, and I’d already given that one five stars. I read the first book in a day and initially thought this would be the same. I was wrong. Not because it didn’t grip me (it did); not because I didn’t Read more

Diary of a Young Naturalist

This book is one of the most beautiful pieces of poetic prose I’ve read in a long time, and I’m studying literature. Beginning with Saturday 21 March – spring – Dara takes us through an entire year of his life as an Autistic naturalist. I bought the book to add to my collection of works Read more

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement. Stories from the Frontline

This is a comprehensive book in which (mostly) Autistic (including non-speaking) members of the Neurodiversity Movement write about how they, and the organisations they work with, have contributed to creating a world which better caters for Autistic people’s needs. While this book chronicles the Neurodiversity Movement, there aren’t any entries which come from outside the Read more

Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World

I absolutely loved this book, and read it in two days. As I read, I saw myself in the pages far more than I ever have before. I know that being autistic gives us a commonality, but I didn’t expect to see so much of my experience in a book written by someone I follow Read more

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. the style can make it incredibly hard to follow in parts, and feels unnecessary when it’s not Oskar narrating. It doesn’t explicitly say that Oskar is autistic, but I’m guessing that was the author’s intention. I’m autistic and also have ADHD, and I can relate to Read more

Differently Normal

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I’m not a chick lit fan, so I guess it’ll appeal to those audiences more, but it was gifted to me because I’m autistic, as are my children, and the female protagonist’s sister is also autistic (with other disabilities). I liked the selflessness and care given Read more