Thursday, February 21, 2013

coming in for a landing

Colin Fischer, as unusual as this character is, he's also recognizable to all of us... uncertain about our place in the world, uncertain about what others think and how much it matters, uncertain about our own feelings.

Listen to the authors on NPR's Here and Now

I loved this book. It is aimed at kids 12 and up and filled with amazing facts and information. I especially loved all of Colin's footnotes (personal favorite #21).

My favorite quote:
Cooper turned to Eddie. "Man," he said, "do not foul Shortbus."
My favorite notebook entry:
My father says that Heinrich Gross was simply evil, and some people are like that. I'm not sure if I can accept this explanation. Try as I might, I can't understand how so much horror can be encompassed by such a tiny word. I told my father this once, and he asked me to consider how so much good is encompassed by a word as tiny as "love".
From Here & Now:
The book could help people better understand people on the autism spectrum. 
Miller said, “If somebody reads this book and they come away thinking, ‘I recognize this kid, he’s in my class, or he’s in my house,’ (“Or he’s in my mirror,” Stentz chimes in) then that’s great.” 
But ultimately this book is about storytelling, Stentz said. “What we are out to do, at the end of the day, is to tell a gripping story about an interesting character,” Stentz said.

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