If you 'see' someone, how much do you know about that person? This is the stereotype-crashing story of a boy with autism who meets a girl who is blind. What is it like to experience the world through autism? If you are an NT-a neurotypical- you have certain expectations about the world. Being an NT doesn't mean being a nice person or being a fair person or being a person who tells the truth. But having autism doesn't mean you aren't aware of what is happening around you. You may be hyper aware in fact. Jason is twelve years old and he can write. He writes online and that's where he meets Phoenix Bird. They can connect with each other sight unseen.
208 pages 978-1416995005 Ages 10-14
Told from the first-person perspective of an autistic boy, Nora Raleigh Baskin’s novel is an enlightening story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.
Jason Blake is an autistic twelve-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does.
Jason can be himself when he writes and he thinks that PhoneixBird-her name is Rebecca-could be his first real friend. But as desperate as Jason is to met her, he's terrified that if they do meet, Rebecca wil only see his autism and not who Jason really is.
By acclaimed writer Nora Raleigh Baskin, this is the breathtaking depiction of an autistic boy's struggles-and a story for anyone who has ever worried about fitting in.--from the publisher