Category: Disability

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

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

Skallagrigg

This book is quite easily one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever read. It is simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming, a tale of three people whose lives become entwined in their search for the Skallagrigg. I read Skallagrigg as part of a book club for parents of children with special needs, and although my child’s Read more