The Girl He Used to Know
I adore restoration of lost love stories.
Overall I loved, loved, loved the characters and the story. I cried buckets. Every now and then I got stressed out for Annika and the situations she got herself into.
The way the author showed how adults on the spectrum can continue to grow and learn new skills was definitely something I appreciate being addressed. Too often people assume that someone with a developmental disability or cognitive delays only has until the end of high school to acquire skills. There were pains taken to correctly define ASD without sounding like it was out of place. The writing was seamless, the story moving along and unfolding naturally.
The writer obviously did her research to accurately portray Annika, although I would love to see more books about people on the spectrum with less stereotypical autsitc characters. Not all autistics rock, flick their fingers, or crave solitude.
Well worth the read.
This may be on the top of my best books this year because of my interest in autistic characters and simply because it is an engaging, well plotted novel with emotional impact. I will check out other books by this author.
Things I LOVED
Plot (some people felt it was a little cheesy at the end, but I liked it)
Need for Kleenex for Weepy Moments
General All Around Lovely Novel
A little spicy. A few sex scenes, but not as steamy as The Kiss Quotient.