I enjoyed reading Keara Farnan’s book very much. As well as giving me a much better understanding of autism in general, it gave me a greater insight into what Miss Farnan has to go through on a daily basis. From dealing with others in the work place, to making and losing friendships, to dating, the author gives an honest and forthright view into the battle she faces. Sometimes quite sad but at times uplifting, the book delivers in every aspect. I would recommend it to anyone as a learning tool to those working with people with autism.
This young women's personal account of her experiences living with autism speaks honestly and directly from the heart as she confronts her challenges and struggles with being different, misunderstood and rejected.
In spite of the daily obstacles she faces, her spirit shines through and we see a determined individual who keeps ploughing ahead through the ups and downs of anxiety/depression, food sensitivities, body image issues and an eating disorder! I particularly liked the chapter on the power of music to calm her anxiety and provide an escape from the stresses of her world.
An advocate for others on the autism spectrum, she is accomplished and articulate. Her message to inspire all of us? ... always follow your dreams and never give up!
Review by B&G