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The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1 by Graeme Simsion
For me this was a book of two halves. In the first half we are introduced to Don Tillman, who is quite like Sheldon Cooper. The reader is invited to diagnose him as autistic because of his obsessions with numbers, his routines, his lack of empathy etc (like many adults on the autistic spectrum, Don is undiagnosed). He's rather a simplistic caricature and the suggestion that he inevitably cannot feel love or empathise does those on the autistic spectrum something of a disservice. My son has an Asperger's diagnosis and is also loving and sensitive; it's a complex condition. That said, this book's approach is better than some of the stereotyping the media are guilty of - at the end Don comes… Read more
The Misremembered Man by Christina McKenna
The Misremembered Man by Christina McKenna
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very odd, 6 May 2013
I really disliked this book. I disliked the pages and pages of irrelevant conversation, the ridiculously unlikely plot, the juxtaposition of the lighthearted with the horrific and most of the characters, who seemed two dimensional stereotypes to me. I found the constant return to the details of abuse unnecessary. I honestly think it would have been enough to say that it happened in one paragraph rather than poring over the details again and again. I almost stopped reading half way through but I persevered, hoping that the ending might in some way improve my view. It didn't.
Educational FUN Colourful World Map Countries & Oc&hellip by The Rug House
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this for a primary school library. It's perfect - the children love jumping around the world and have learned lots about where different countries are. Highly recommended.

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