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5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining, heartbreaking, and intelligent, 26 Dec. 2006
An entertaining, heartbreaking, and intelligent novel that looks closely at the experience of having a child newly diagnosed with autism. Daniel Isn't Talking gives a rare insight into the mystifying and frightening implications of autism while at the same time somehow making the reader laugh out loud at the novel's heroine, Melanie Marsh, who, despite appearing at times to be coming unglued, manages to make all the right decisions. Few novels live with you like this one. Unique and witty, extraordinary and sad, I loved it.