1 Minute Reviews · Autism · YA

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen | 1 Minute Reviews

The wonderful Chloe Sackur from Andersen Press sent me over this copy to read after I sent out a general request for neurodiverse characters in YA on Twitter. Unfortunately, between moving house, this copy got buried in the wrong box (cursing past me’s terrible packing) and so this review is a long time coming. I… Continue reading We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · Essay Collections · Poetry

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews

Back when I was still wandering the waters of am I autistic, I read Naoki Higashida’s first book The Reason I Jump. I was on a train from the bookshop in the Chilterns back to my regular bookshop to meet my colleagues for work drinks, and I whizzed through it. I arrived flapping and buzzing with information,… Continue reading Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · books · Memoir · Non Fiction

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham | 1 Minute Reviews

I wrote the bones of this review back in 2016 when I was sent a pre-publication copy by the lovely people at Ebury Press. This was, importantly, also before I received my diagnosis of autism. Chris Packham’s memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is a brutal, beautiful book that subverts the memoir genre through inclusion… Continue reading Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Autism · YA

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde | 1 Minute Reviews

Interested in reading more books featuring autistic characters or queer characters, check out my lists Queer & Here and The Essential Autie List. I heard about Queens of Geek thanks to Jim of Ya Yeah Yeah – an autistic girl in a romance novel set at a convention?! I mean, it just screams I gotta read… Continue reading Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde | 1 Minute Reviews

Autism · Uncategorized

Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

Hello chums, It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been rather quiet over here because, in case you don’t have me on any of your social media, I got a puppy this month! “Her name is Nerys, she’s a Border Terrier and she’s 12 weeks old.” I’ve gotten used to repeating this script over and… Continue reading Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

Autism

Autism Representation in Literature | Autism Awareness Week 2017

Hello pals! Today I’m over on Ali Caitrin’s blog talking about why autism representation in literature matters. Please go read and share! As you know this is a very important topic to me, and is the reason why I host The Essential Autie Book List here. If you want to catch my previous posts this… Continue reading Autism Representation in Literature | Autism Awareness Week 2017