I was quite apprehensive about introducing my 9 year old son to such a book, fear of making him feel alienated - however, not only did he love this book and could relate to so much of it (he is classed as severely dyslexic), a chat with his teacher two weeks later surprised me loads. She asked what had happened in my son's life over the 'past couple of weeks', when I asked why, she advised me that something significant had changed in my son's behaviour, no more 'blank page syndrome', more confident participation in class discussions, needing less guidance and encouragement to work alone. I told the teacher about this book, she was keen to see it. When my son took it to show her the next day, she ordered a copy for the school and praised my son for bringing such an excellent book to her attention, and advised she'd be ensuring every class gets to see a copy of it. What more can a mum ask? It's had a great and very helpful response and my son clearly feels comforted by the fact that he's not alone in his fight with two dimensional, mainstream learning.