Buy at Amazon (affiliate) A heart-warming novel about overcoming adversity, making human connections, and football. Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player but a career-ending knee injury put an end to his dreams. A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an … [Read more...] about The Penalty area by Alain Gillot (translated by Howard Curtis)
Pre order The state of Grace at Amazon (affiliate link). I'd like to introduce you to a girl. We're going to have to pop back in time to the last 70s for this one, but I'm sure we can make it. She's kind of scruffy, not very fashionable. Tends to frown a bit when she's concentrating or … [Read more...] about The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – an #ownvoices review
I read and reviewed A boy made of blocks last September - you can read my thoughts here. To summarise from then: although some parts of the ending are kind of predictable, I totally admit that I was swept up in the emotions, and may have shed a tear or two (or even a few more) at what felt like … [Read more...] about A boy made of blocks – the blog tour
To me. (I can't define it for anyone else. And if you don't experience it, you do NOT get to define it for us or to draw us as suffering monsters. If you could refrain from that, that would be nice?) Back to me. Actually I think you *can* see it in my face. It's that little worry line … [Read more...] about What Autism is
Beginning to think that all you need to do to be an expert or activist or have a voice is keep saying you are one and release a film or book. No actual expertise or experience outside your own required. I've a whole heap of experience. Would you buy my book? (I haven't written it yet. Just doing … [Read more...] about Would you buy my book?