1 Minute Reviews · Autism · books · YA

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | 1 Minute Reviews

Rachael Lucas has written the most absolutely charming book about a teenager with Asperger’s who has a romance storyline. Yes, really. A little aside here, people with autism are not often the subject of romances. We’re more often the problem child talked about through the eyes of a parent or we’re the weird relative, the… Continue reading The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · Fiction

Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan | 1 Minute Reviews

Today, you must all go to your bookshops to get Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan, not least because it’s the prettiest book you’re going to see this year. My copy from Katie arrived at the shop for me some months back and I just finished it in 24 hours, tear stained and overjoyed… Continue reading Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · books · Middle Grade · YA

How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M. Martin | 1 Minute Reviews

Note: This book carries the title Rain Reign in the USA.  I knew that I was going to love a book about an autistic girl written by the author of the Baby-Sitter’s Club, but I did not expect how much it would creep into my heart. Rose loves homophones and prime numbers and her dog… Continue reading How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M. Martin | 1 Minute Reviews

Autism · books · YA

Too Close To Home by Aoife Walsh | 1 Minute Reviews

Too Close to Home is a captivating family saga, as jam-packed with characters as Minny’s home is. Minny is a fourteen year old girl living in her Babička’s house with her three siblings Aisling, Selaena and Raymond, and mother Nita, desperately trying to find some space for herself to grow into. When Minny’s father Des returns quite… Continue reading Too Close To Home by Aoife Walsh | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · Middle Grade · YA

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager | 1 Minute Reviews

Hour of the Bees blends a Mexican-American family’s experience of dementia with an estranged grandparent, and the possibility of magic. When Carol’s grandfather is found to have dementia, the whole family moves to his rural home to begin packing up his life ready to move into the care home. In the intense drought, Carol is… Continue reading Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · books

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder : Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age by Sarah Hendrickx | 1 Minute Reviews

This is an excellent guide on understanding the life experiences of autistic women. Sarah Hendrickx collates scientific research with testimonials from girls and woman on their experience of life as an autistic person, highlighting the differences from the classical male autism and the issues particular to female auties. The book is split into useful sections… Continue reading Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder : Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age by Sarah Hendrickx | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · books

Aspergirls by Rudy Simone | 1 Minute Reviews

Aspergirls is one of the first self-help/coping with autism books I read, and actually used it pre-diagnosis to help understand that I was indeed autistic. “Aspergirls” is a nickname for girls diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, however in the UK we refer to the DSM V where Asperger’s has now been incorporated into the Autism Spectrum… Continue reading Aspergirls by Rudy Simone | 1 Minute Reviews