Anything But Typical
Publication Date: March 2009
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Anything But Typical is the story of a 6th-grade autistic boy's life, as told from inside his own head. While writing stories on the Web, Jason begins to interact online with a 'neurotypical' girl. All is fine until he wins a writing contest and a scholarship to a writing camp, where his friend is waiting to meet him, face to face. I loved seeing the world as it appears from Jason's perspective.”
-- Rene Kirkpatrick, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
In this portrait of a boy with autism, sixth grader Jason Blake finds that the only place he can be himself is online, where he posts the short stories he writes. It's there where Jason finds Rebecca. Though the two have common ground, Jason can't face the consequences that meeting Rebecca might bring, so what can he do?