This is a deeply moving and thought-provoking account of the effect that we have on our loved ones - parents, siblings and wider relatives... Seeing behaviours and acts that many of us will have done from the neutral perspective of someone else can help with our own behaviours and actions, and in particular being aware of those around us and the effect we have upon them.
Professor Richard Ashcroft
This is the best account I have read of the impact of autism on a family. Jan, Luke and Abbi give their different perspectives on their life so far, in challenging and insightful ways. Any parent would find this book fascinating. But every teacher, social worker, policy maker should be sat down in a room and made to read it!
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents Newsletter
Written from the mother's point of view, with excerpts from her son Luke, I found this book to be engaging, informative, humorous and sometimes outrageous...I think this book will be an enjoyable and informative experience for readers.
This is a story of hope, and parents will come away with the knowledge that even though they may feel like their life is teetering on the edge, they are not alone... While Luke's story is definitely an original one, the struggles and feelings of being overwhelmed and out of control will be familiar to families dealing with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authentic voices of Greenman, Luke, and Abbi are invaluable in validating the feelings of all those living with ASD.
Tara's View on Books blog
I found it fascinating to read about Luke and his family. I found the insights from Luke himself especially helpful. The book is very easy to read. It is almost like you are sitting in a room with the author and she is telling you about her life. It is always encouraging to know you are not alone. The author's honesty was incredibly refreshing.
The Midwest Book Review
Any parent struggling with such a child will find this packed with practical tips not just from the author, but from the entire family.