Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 27 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.
Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003
Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ThePinesLibrary - LibraryThing
Written by a thirteen-year-old who has Asperger syndrome, this is a book for adolescents. Luke is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EinfachMich - LibraryThing
I would recommend this book to parents, teachers and especially Autistic kids, no matter where they are on the spectrum. Luke not only provides invaluable insight into how AS affects his life, but how ... Read full review