Saturday, December 31, 2011

I am in here

I Am in Here, Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen, 978-0-8007-2071-1

The minute I laid eyes on this book I knew I would love it! I'd heard Elizabeth and Virginia's story on one of the special interest news stories a while back. So from the small amount I'd learned from that, I was eager to delve further into their story.
Its such a remarkable story, and sheds so much light on not only what its like for the caretakers/parents of autistic children, but also opens up a window to see the struggles and triumphs and heartaches of those who live within the prison of autism.  This is one of those books I read in one sitting, it was well written and interesting, and even more importantly it gave the reader a (small) understanding of the struggles faced because of autism. I found myself cheering along when Elizabeth had her triumphant moments, and mourning with her mother when she found herself in a setback. The book is incredibly inspiring, and I would highly (Very Highly) recommend it, especially to those who would work with any special needs people. This book opens your mind to so much that I didn't previously understand about this condition.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".  

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