Kids Like Us

Kids Like Us

Book - 2017
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Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his movie-director mother and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374306281
0374306281
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC Rey
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 22 cm

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Martin shares his view of the world as a teenager on the Autism Spectrum in this coming of age story. Martin's detailed descriptions of the world around him help paint a vibrant picture that immerses the reader in the French countryside and the people in it. Readers both on and off the Autism Spectrum will relate to Martin's struggles with being the new kid and making friends in a new town.

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