The State of Grace
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In a Nutshell: Living with Asperger’s * Dealing with change * New beginnings “Being human is a complicated game”, and that’s certainly the case for fifteen-year-old Grace, the sparkling protagonist of this gorgeously heartfelt and often hilarious novel.
Grace is bright and witty, but has Asperger’s and often feels as if she speaks “human as a second language”, though when she’s riding her horse “everything melts away”, and Anna, her adorable best friend, totally has her back, and then there’s the magic of getting together with the “mysterious Gabe”. But an undercurrent of tension between her parents offsets the good times. Her dad’s a wildlife cameraman and works away a lot and, when her mum’s old uni friend turns up, life at home is further disrupted. Change is hard to deal with at the best of times, but it’s intensified tenfold when you’re Grace and “living with all your senses turned up to full volume”.
From the honestly portrayed real-life predicaments of living with Asperger’s and growing up, to the glorious giddiness of Grace’s first romance, this perfectly compact treasure trove of a novel comes highly recommended for fans of character-driven contemporary drama. ~ Joanne Owen
The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost. Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got her best friend Anna and a horse who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to go wrong at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own. Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucasis a heart-warming story of one girl and her totally normal teenage life.
ReviewsThis brilliant coming of age novel for young adults is set to become a classic. AGA Magazine This is truly an important read for anyone who has Asperger's, knows someone who has Asperger's or simply wants to see what it's like. https://myfurrybookshelf.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/review-the-state-of-grace-rachael-lucas/
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Publication date6th April 2017
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PublisherMacmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Interest Age: From 12
CategoriesFamily & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
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