Can anyone from the autistic community tell me if The Reason I Jump is worth reading/supporting? The amazon summary is hokey and pandering, but summaries lie, so… is it “inspirational” and ridiculous or actually a legitimate look at this boy’s perspective?
Well if you want some you can listen to a BBC 4 “book of the week” reading of it here (until someone takes it down)
I actually bought the book and because it is so interesting and blows many of my misconceptions of Autism I instantly lent the book to my friends to make them read it. It’s downside however is that it is a very short book, but when you consider how it is written and the fact it is by a 13 year old child this is understandable.