Eva Perry Library Reads: Anything But Typical

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Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

This was an amazing book! It’s from the point of view of a mildly autistic character, but I was still able to completely understand and relate to him. The author created an entire world that existed in the boy’s head, using subtle twists of word and phrase to signify the slight difference between his conscious and the readers’. I could sympathize with him and his emotions despite my different view of the world, and I still remember why I loved the book clearly many months after I read it. The ending, and the entire story, was realistic and believable. I felt that it’s only shortcoming was the lack of real surprise. I could have predicted the concluding events more or less correctly from the beginning, and it lacked any exciting plot twists. Overall, though, it was a very good book.



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