Sam, un ragazzino di otto anni, è sempre stato diverso: bellissimo, sorprendente e autistico. Per amore suo e della sua famiglia, il papà Alex ha sempre cercato un modo per intendersi con Sam, ma lo sforzo, quotidiano e sfibrante, porta a una crisi matrimoniale che sembra irreversibile. Alex decide di allontanarsi dalla moglie e va ad abitare a casa di Dan, il suo migliore amico felicemente scapolo ed eterno adolescente, e da una scomodissima branda per gli ospiti medita su come fare per riconquistare moglie e figlio. Mentre Alex naviga a vista nella sua nuova vita da single fra segreti di famiglia rimasti a lungo sepolti e gli impegni di padre part-time, Sam incomincia a giocare a Minecraft, rivelando uno spazio inatteso in cui padre e figlio riescono a intendersi.
- ISBN: 8850249640
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 426
This is a lovely heartwarming read about a father who has struggled to connect with his high end autistic spectrum young son, Sam. Sam is a difficult and socially awkward child who has been cared for primarily by Jody, his mother. She is exhausted and at her wit's ends and hopes that a trial sepa... Leggi tutto
This is a well written and constructed book that keeps you reading; youll feel empathy with the characters, and may well shed a tear or two, but there are some fairly predictable plot twists. This is not just a book about autism, and how to cope with it; its as much about accepting adult responsi... Leggi tutto
Right from the first chapter, I absolutely despised Alex: the very useless father of young Sam. I read his selfish, childish avoidance of his life with muttered epithets and wondered how the hell his wife, Jody, had lasted so long with this man child. I was seriously annoyed. And without realisin... Leggi tutto
"Life is an adventure, not a walk. That's why it's difficult." Beautifully written emotional story of a father trying to rebuild his life and reconnect with his autistic son and an estranged wife. Alex is one of those characters that I learned to like as I kept on reading. When I started reading h... Leggi tutto
This is the sort of book that pulls at your heart strings and certainly makes you realize the challenges that Autism brings to a family and the struggle it is to get the appropriate help and educational needs their child requires and is entitled to. While I did like the book in places and felt the... Leggi tutto
A Porta Mágica Permitam que vos apresente esta família: Sam é o filho : um jovem autista daqueles que se escondem debaixo das mesas, que detesta contactos físicos, e em que até o olhar dos outros figura algures lá pelo rol dos itens mais incómodos. Jody é a mãe : diligente e a tempo inteiro. Vinte e... Leggi tutto
3.5 stars When Alex and Jody were newlyweds a decade or so ago they had bright plans for their future. Well-educated and deeply in love, the couple expected to have fulfilling jobs and fun-filled leisure activities. The birth of the couple's now eight-year-old son Sam - a high-functioning autistic... Leggi tutto
It is extremely difficult to be a parent of a child with autism. The looks, the behavior, the lack of closeness is a trial for the parent as well as the child who just does not seem to fit into the world in which he/she was born into. For Sam, the eight year old son of Alex and Jody, the life and... Leggi tutto
"Life is an adventure, not a walk. That's why it's difficult." 3.5 stars Alex's life is falling apart. His wife, Jody, has asked him to move out their home. The sticking point in their marriage is Alex's inability to connect with and parent their eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. He's struggling...
Ο Keith Stuart γράφει ουσιαστικά για τον αυτιστικό γιό του. Θέλει να ιεραρχήσει τις ανάγκες, για να καταλήξει στα σημαντικά. Γίνεται συναισθηματικός , αλλά για τον ίδιο είναι σημαντικό να αναφερθεί στο ότι δεν υπάρχει μανιέρα στους τρόπους επικοινωνίας και συμπεριφορών. Σημασία έχει ο άνθρωπος πέ... Leggi tutto
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