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Obsidian Blue

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

Currently reading

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)
Leigh Bardugo
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes Novel)
Brittany Cavallaro
Progress: 100 %
It
Stephen King
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
Tehlor Kay Mejia, Tristina Wright, Emery Lord, Andrea Cremer, Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Robin Talley, Anna-Marie McLemore, Zoraida Córdova, Brenna Yovanoff, Nova Ren Suma, Shveta Thakrar, Kate Hart, Lindsay Smith

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

What To Say Next - Julie Buxbaum

Liking the two leads in this one: Kit and David.

 

Kit is dealing with the loss of her father a month before the events in this book. She feels separate from her two best friends at school and doesn't know how to be in a world without her father. She starts sitting with David at lunch because she figures he won't talk to her.


David is a highly functioning autistic 16 year old. There are only a few things that he likes in this world, and one of them is Kit. David is initially surprised that Kit sits with him at lunch, but now they seem to be starting a friendship of sorts. 

 

I think Buxbaum is doing a great thing with showcasing his language (my cousin's son is highly functioning too and speaks just like this) and I like how she has David slowly joining things at school.