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The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism Paperback – 24 Apr 2014
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An extraordinary account of how autism feels from the inside. (Observer)
The most remarkable book of the year. The book throws a pontoon bridge over the chasm dividing autistic and neuro-typical experience. (Charlotte Moore, Books of the Year 2013 Spectator)
The Reason I Jump reads effortlessly, each page challenging preconceptions that autistic people lack empathy, humour or imagination. (Independent on Sunday)
This is a wonderful book. I defy anyone not to be captivated, charmed and uplifted by it. But above all, you will never feel the same about autism again. (Evening Standard)
The freshness of voice coexists with so much wisdom . . . it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human. (The Times)
[The Reason I Jump] has been impossible to forget. (Ian Thomson, Books of the Year 2013 Evening Standard)
The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as an autistic child. 'Brilliant . . . both moving and strangely optimistic' (Daily Telegraph).See all Product description
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I read the original version in Japanese first, which was full of extremely touching words, and I think this English version, offered by David Mitchell and his Japanese wife, Keiko, is translated in a faithful manner to the original version, and it offers a great opportunity for the readers in the western world to understand the inner world of the autistic children. This books has achieved to bring up the awareness of other 'healthy' people who read it to level that they've never imagine what autistic children could feel or think. This book can enlighten many people who can only judge others by looking at whether they're able to behave and react in a 'normal' way that you expect them to. Autistic children may react differently in a certain situation, but Higashida has managed to reveal what those children are actually feeling and trying to do, and how they want to be seen.
This is a must-read book as it teaches so much and will enlighten the people who read it.
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I felt very emotional reading it and it made many things about my little boy make sense