"Totally loved it! My pediatrician lent it to me and I read it in just a few sittings, I kept it for almost 2 months and refered back to it often. I then got my own copy as I found myself (and my children) doing better at it, if I was consistantly reading it or refering back to it. A must read!"
"This one was a little disappointing, but I should have known, being a fictional novel of someone that I knew a little bit about and wanted to learn more. The writing style was VERY difficult for me. I just never got an appreciation for the backwoods,redneck lingo. As a matter of personal preference, I'd rather skip this fiction fantasy and stick with facts and true tales."
"This is one that tears at your heart. I have a special child that is only 7, and so far we've been able to protect him from the cruelness of the world, but this story is about a teenager. His parents are doing absoultely everything in their control to try to make his world as normal as possible. Doctors, school, friends, alcohol, and prescription drugs really make that difficult. As helpful as all of these factors try to be, sometimes everything just backfires and makes everything so much worse. (We've been there.) This is a good one. I recommend it to parents with kids, parents with special kids, pretty much anyone, anywhere."
"I loved this book!
It's very sincere and sweet, it's easy to read. Tho I liked to read just a little at a time just to contemplate for awhile. If I could, I'd tell the writers, editors, publishers, thank you!
This is a mission accomplished."
"I got this one from a friend who got it out of the library discard pile. It is a little bit outdated as far as stats. Tho it's a good one to read and keep on the shelf to reference back to. It's just hard for me to let go of an autism book. They are all so good and I like to read them more than once. This is another one of those good ones."
"I realy liked the reviewer that said that this book was not meant to be a parenting guide.
I am one of those that enjoyed the book. I liked watching the differences between the girls. My favorite part is when the daughter cut her own hair, ugly on purpose, to make a point with her over controlling mother. I think it took a lot of courage for the mother to publish this. I think it was great and am glad that i read it."
"I thought this book was great. I enjoy Judge Judy's outspoken personality and she can tell a pretty funny story, too. I didn't agree with everything that she said, but it was worth the read, and there was a couple of times that I laughed out loud. It's a perfect afternoon read."
"I got interested in this book because it was quoted in another book that I really like. This one is pretty good. I was happy to see actual words and phrases to use when talking to your kids about sex and marriage. We are also a very religious family, and this book is very good at keeping religion in every element. It's one I plan to reread."
"I had read this one before, when I was a kid and I enjoyed it both times. This book is easy to read and helps clarify Jesus' forgiveness, kindness and his amazing love for each of us as individuals. It isn't always easy for us to believe how much God loves us, and this book helps me to do just that. I loved it."
"Amazing! I have been wanting to read this book since I got engaged to be married, and I wished that I had it read it then. I Love being married and I couldn't ask for a better life. I truly married my soul mate, and I wish that every LDS young couple could have this book available to them. (Old couples, too:) As a matter of fact, I keep thinking that I might lend this book to my parents. It's really good!"
"I think this book is incredible. I cried. It's real and fast paced, well written and so sad. I recommend it highly to absolutely anyone. One of the best things about this book is that it gives prospective; and my problems really aren't that bad."
"I'm not in the majority with this one. It was okay. Maybe a discussion with book group could help make this one better for me, but I just really struggled with this one and had to force myself to finish...sorry."
"This book is great! I'm actually surprised that this book isn't more known- it gives really great advice, and the diet is ridiculously easy and doable. Barely restrictive. I'd recommend this to anyone."
"This is a great one. It's so easy to get down and depressed and thinking that you are the only parent out there who has crappy days after crappy days after crappy days. But there are so many other parents out there and often just talking about those days can make them a little bit funny or at least a seem little more tolerable. These stories are touching and so easy to read. I'd recommend it even just to thumb through."
My very first impressions were that this book is too wordy, but I quickly came to appreciate the author's details in conveying her feelings, her experiences, her child's digression, the effects on her husband and marriage and on and on. She also explains the treatments, vitamins, detox, etc that she tries with her boy. Which is unlike any other autism book that I've read. This is such a great book for references, as well as encouragement and strength. At times I feel like I'm not doing everything for my son that I should be, and this book really helped me. I wish I could just hand out copies to the world."
"I read this one in a day. It was a very touching story about a boy who gets hurt and needs brain surgery. He makes a great recovery, but he is also changed forever. Before the accident he liked baseball, but afterwards, he liked rodeo. Also his likes in food changed alot. It was interesting. This sad and happy true story is a good one to read to kids."