Anything But Typical

Title

Anything But Typical

Publisher

Simon

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416995005

Pages

208 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

HL640L

Diversity Topics

Health & Disability; Developmental disability; autism

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2009, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction
Schneider Family Book Award, 2010, Winner, Middle School

Keywords

friendship; bullying; school; siblings; brothers; writing

Diversity Impact

direct

Anything But Typical

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