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Nothing Is Right quotes Nothing Is Right , litcharts Nothing Is Right , symbolism Nothing Is Right , summary shmoop Nothing Is Right , Nothing Is Right 0f9e3df7 Other People Terrify Clay Dillon He S Never Had A Friend Before, Even Though His Mother Runs A Daycare Out Of Their House Now, It S Time For Him To Face The First Grade Will He Finally Figure Out What It Is About Other People That He Does Not Understand, Or Will He Hide Himself In Is Schoolwork Will He Stand Out As One Of The Few First Graders That Can Already Read Adult Novels, Or Will He Camouflage His Abilities So That He Can Avoid The Extra Attention Clay Wants Desperately For Other People To Realize That He Is Valuable, But Every Time They Talk To Him, It Hurts Nothing Is Right Is A Novel About Not Being Able To Be Called Autistic Set In , Five Years Before Aspergers Syndrome Was Formally Recognized, It Follows Clay Through His First Year At School Through His Eyes, We Can Navigate A Special Education Screening System That Knows He Is An Anomaly But That Lacks Language To Describe Him We Can Also Follow His Attempts To Find A Space For Himself, And We Share His Frustration When He Fails To Find Ways To Communicate Most Importantly, Though, We Can See The World Through His Eyes This Book Does Not Shy Away From Blow By Blow Descriptions Of Sensory Overload, Self Injury And The Shame Of Hiding It , And The Sheer Panic Of Finding Yourself Suddenly And Completely Incapable Of SpeakingFrom The Author S Afterword It S Not Easy, Learning That You Had A Major Developmental Disorder That Somehow Slipped Under The Radar For Years And Years The Fact Is, Though, That They Did Not Have The Vocabulary Or The Support Resources That Are Available Today When I Was Growing Up, It Was Still Assumed That Autism Was Partially Defined By Cognitive Deficitsit Impossible For Clay To Understand The Differences Between Himself And Others Despite His High IQ And Scholastic Performance, And Despite The Fact That He Knows Something Is Different, He Will Always Need Someone Else To Explain To Him What Is DifferentIt The Story Is The Intersection Of A Family History Of Disorder, A Socioeconomic Niche That Is Always Plagued By Problems Accessing Support Programs, And A Moment In Time When Science And Technology Were Almost, But Not Quite, Capable Of Rising To The Challenge Of Kids Like Clay Approximate Length , Words


10 thoughts on “Nothing Is Right

  1. says:

    I am not a fan of fiction, but this book was very enjoyable and relatable I actually found myself relating to it much than I would have liked There were so many things that Clay experienced, thought, and felt that I can see in my past Even the fact that one of Clay s special interests were dinosaurs was something I could identify with my childhood Unlike how Clay knew that he was the butt of the jokes, though he could not figure out what exactly the joke was or why it was funny, I was never able to understand that I was the butt of the joke I knew that the kids would laugh when I said or did things, but I thought that laughing was a good thing and I was just glad to be included Eventually, when I began to look back on my school years, I was able to see that I was being patronized and used solely for entertainment purposes I remember many meltdowns that occurred at school, as well as my Mother being so confused as to what was wrong with me as a child There are so many things in this book, far too many to list, that I could identify with For a fiction book, it was a really great read.


  2. says:

    I LOVED being able to get in the head of an autistic child I also really enjoyed thinking about the perspective of an autistic author and his perspective on his childhood even if he says it is not completely based on his home life Some parts of it, however, just did not sit right with me and made it hard to completely get into the story.


  3. says:

    Good insight into the challenges faced by children who go us diagnosed with brain disorders such as autismwould have loved to see on the parents struggles as well


  4. says:

    I am constantly saying that I wish I could spend a day inside the heads of my students with autism This book offers just that.


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