Jul 31

My Piece of the Puzzle (5) Summer Break, Vacations and Random Reflections

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Each day and each experience when living with a child with autism is different.  Each child with autism is different.

For those who don’t know what autism is:

Autism is a developmental disability, which is defined as a syndrome. A syndrome is simply a mix of signs or characteristics that can be used to show a particular condition. Autism is a lifelong condition that combine both developmental and behavioural features.

Translation: Autism is a series of developmental issues in socialization and communication that affect each person differently.

Jul 28

Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
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Review: Spirit by Brigid KemmererStorm (Elemental, #1) Series: Elemental #1
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on April 24th 2012

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
The storm is coming . . .