Nancy Paulsen Books, Hardcover, 9780399162251, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 16, 2013
When Chad moves in across the street, Kiara hopes that, for once, she ll be able to make friendship stick. When she learns his secret, she's so determined to keep Chad as a friend that she agrees not to tell. But being a true friend is more complicated than Mr. Internet could ever explain, and it might be just the thing that leads Kiara to find her own special power.
In "Rogue, " author Lyn Miller-Lachmann celebrates everyone's ability to discover and use whatever it is that makes them different.
“The depth of Kiara’s loneliness, her capacity for empathy (though she’s unsure of when and how to express it), and her persistence in her quest for true friendship make the book a substantive addition to the emerging body of youth literature about Asperger’s.”
-The Horn Book
“The author does a nice job of relaying the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of a teenager with Asperger’s. The characters are realistic, while the text flows easily and leads the reader on a roller coaster ride.”
-Library Media Connection