Running on DreamsISBN: 9781931282284
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|Books - General||Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence||Books General||Available||2018-1383|
This book tells the story of Justin, a 15-year-old boy with autism who is starting his first semester in a mainstream school, and Brad, the school track star and all-around cool guy, and Justin's assigned buddy. In Running on Dreams, these two middle-school boys are tossed together in a story of teenage angst, confusion, and friendship. For adolescents with autism and their neurotypical peers alike, this book is written from Justin's and Brad's perspectives as they struggle to understand each other and themselves. Join Brad and Justin as they embark upon several teen benchmarks: the first date, rejection by peers, family pressure to succeed, fitting in with the right crowd, experiencing teenage sexuality, and dealing with the outsider kid who is perceived as not cool. This book captures many bittersweet and humorous events that bring new insight to a familiar world.