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Reviewed in Australia on 21 December 2020
With the label ‘neurodiverse’, Jackson is ‘An Unusual Boy'. This book offers touching and heartfelt moments along with complexities and problems to consider.
Mother Julia Curtis, has a busy and challenging life, along with Jackson’s (hazy) diagnosis, which adds to her load. Australian author, Fiona Higgins, tells the story with sympathy and brilliance. She packs a punch of emotions that easily connect readers to the characters, including: love, hope, warmth and happiness; along with sadness, anger, frustration and anxiety. Fiona manages to bring in humour to lighten the trope, too, e.g., the comment about ‘normal’ and washing machines comes to mind. I also like an author who can surprise me, and Fiona certainly did. The plot unfolds with dual perspectives from mother and son. A fabulous read!
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