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Reviews

  • A funny, fascinating illustrated memoir that conveys - via joyous tangential leaps, vivid doodles and informative notes - how it felt to grow up autistic and undiagnosed . . . a rewarding and highly entertaining read

    Guardian
  • I REALLY love it. It's the book I wish I'd had when I was a kid (I'd have known I was autistic immediately, right down to the cats). Buy it for your kids, your parents, your grandparents. Mostly buy it for yourself

    Holly Smale
  • Illuminating

    The I Paper
  • A hugely engaging, funny and informative account of being neurodivergent

    Observer
  • This book is what I needed as a kid! Empathetic, joyful and beautifully authentic. I loved it!

    Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark
  • Funny, poignant and wise, with a rich seam of understanding and empathy . . . one of the best children's non-fiction books I've read in a long time

    The Bookseller
  • Insightful, accessible and easy to navigate, this is an essential book for autistic and allistic (non-autistic) readers of all ages

    Booktrust
  • An amazing, life-changing hug of a book I wish I had when I was growing up. It's funny, eye-opening and supremely reassuring and an important, myth-busting look into autism and how that experience can vary so much. For anyone and EVERYONE who has ever felt different. Time to reclaim it and celebrate it

    Rashmi Sirdeshpande
  • This book is a great explainer, full of empathy for different situations, which explodes many misconceptions about autistic people along the way! I wish I had had this available many years ago when teaching an autistic child on a one-to-one basis

    Love Reading 4 Schools
  • What a difference Abigail Balfe's new book is going to make for so many people! A Different Sort of Normal is a wonderful blend of humour, information & reassuring comfort

    Emma Perry

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