Same but Different

Same but Different

Teen Life on the Autism Express

Book - 2016 | First edition
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Being a teen is hard enough. But when you have autism--or when your sibling is struggling with the condition--life can be a topsy-turvy ride. What happens when you come face-to-face with dating, parties, sports, body changes, school, and kids who just don't get you? Where do you turn when your sibling with autism is the butt of jokes, the victim of misunderstood social cues, and the one everyone thinks is weird? Through alternating narratives based on their own lives, Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, RJ, who has autism, bravely and honestly reveal what it means to be a teen living with the disorder. With insight and humor, Same But Different explores the many aspects of teen autism, while daring to address issues and feelings nobody talks about. This powerfully rendered, timely book is the only one of its kind. It paints an important story of hope for teens and families living with autism--and lets us see that everybody's unique rhythm is worth dancing to.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545094689
Call Number: y 305.9084 P3757s 2016
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 22 cm


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Ordinary events are narrated by twins in alternating chapters. One twin is neurotypical and her brother has autism.

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Oct 15, 2016

Very well done of what it's like to be a teen with Autism. Written in a simple almost prose style, the twins alternate versions of their life. I thought this a perfect window into an autistic person.


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