Anything but Typical

Anything but Typical

Book - 2009
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Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781416963783
1416963782
Branch Call Number: J FICTION BASKI...N
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm

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"In the book Anything But Typical, the award winning author eloquently describes the life of an autistic child. An amazing choice from Baskin was when she decided to put the book in first person. That truly allows people to go deeper into the text, and look at the social issues in the book. ... Read More »


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SashaE
Jan 12, 2017

This is a very sweet book. It was in second to first person and I really liked it, It was simple to read but it was fun. :)

cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

This fascinating novel is told in a diary-like format with experiences spelled out with honesty and a little humor. Jason Blake is a 12 year old with autism. Like other boys his age, he has his own interests-his being writing and reading. But he feels awkward around peers and is sometimes mistreated and/or misunderstood. Read to find out how an online friendship makes an impact on Jason’s life and whether he can finally accept and appreciate that he is “Anything but Typical.

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neve_not_niamh
May 08, 2015

I enjoyed this book because it really showed how it felt to be autistic. It can be a little depressing at times though.

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kimh454
Jun 13, 2014

loved this book.

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indigo_cat_7
May 29, 2014

I liked it because it made me think about what goes on inside autistic peoples heads. Very good.

ChristchurchLib Jan 28, 2014

"Kids at school think that Jason Blake is weird. He's autistic, and his constant blinking and frequent hand-flapping definitely make his differences noticeable - except online, where he posts his brilliant creative writing on the website Storyboard. Through Storyboard, Jason forms an online friendship (maybe more?) with fellow writer Rebecca. But when he learns that he and Rebecca are both attending the Storyboard conference, he's terrified of meeting her in person. This warm and funny novel will be a hit with aspiring writers as well as anyone who knows - or wonders - what it's like to be dramatically different." Kids' Books January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42e4bf1b-11e5-495a-bc55-6afd3991ab1d?postId=7ba0124d-8f36-493b-b7b3-8844aefa84f4

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beck79
Jul 16, 2013

It's a little short. It's not as good as I thought it would be and it is a little confusing, but I think it is still worthwhile to read.

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TikkaDubey
Aug 07, 2012

I really liked this book for a few reasons... One of them is because my younger brother has autism, and I've wondered what exactly goes on inside his head... I love how this story is told from the autistic boy's point of view. It's so different from all the other stories I've read- a little reminiscent of Mockingbird, but it's different in so many ways... I really do like this book. It made me think a whole lot more about what my brother might be thinking and what he feels at times... Loved this book!

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