Do You Think This Is Strange?

Do You Think This Is Strange?

eBook - 2015
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Shortlisted for the 2016 First Novel Award

Longlisted for the 2016 Leacock Medal for Humour Writing

Winner of an Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY)

Freddy is having a rough year. First, he is expelled from school for fighting. Now, at his new school, he is required to have regular conversations with a counselor--an awkward situation for anyone, really, but even more so for Freddy, who has autism. Not only that, Freddy's mom left years ago and his dad drinks too much.

But then Saskia--a fair-haired girl Freddy hasn't seen in ten years--appears at his new school. As children they attended the same group therapy sessions, and now she is hardly the same person he remembers. She doesn't smile. And she doesn't talk. But their reunion provides him with respite in a difficult time, and sets a chain of meetings and events into motion that reveals long-repressed memories and brings Freddy to a unexpectedly freeing moment of truth. A funny and touching coming-of-age story you won't forget.

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia :, Brindle & Glass Publishing Ltd., , [2015]
ISBN: 9781927366394
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Aug 07, 2015

Funny, sad and heartbreaking all at the same time. Do you think this is strange grabbed me from the first page and refused to let go until the last page. The depiction of the autistic mind and it's thought processes was authentic and made me cheer for Freddy as he navigated his way through his school years trying to make sense of the people and the situations that he found himself in.
I loved that Aaron Cully Drake created a strong character for Freddy and that we got to see the world through his eyes.

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