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review by stimmyabby

This is a memoir, but it reads more like a chapter book, because instead of being told from the present looking back, it is told as it unfolds, by the person the author was when she experienced it. It is a story about growing up in a residential school for people with autism. It is a story of abuse and resistance. It is a story of friendship. It is a story of larger-than-life characters and their colorful antics. This book tells it like it is- or like the author thought it was- with little simplifying, justifying, or moralizing. I would definitely recommend this book.