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Author : Naoki Higashida Pages : pages Publisher : Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio Language : ISBN-10 : 1501260383 ISBN-13 : 9781501260 384

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism You ’ve nev er list ene d to a boo k like The Rea son I Ju mp. Wri


tte n by Nao ki Hig ash ida, a ver y sm art, ver y self aw are, and ver y cha rmi ng thir tee nyea rold boy wit h auti sm, it is a one -ofakin


d me moi r tha t de mo nstr ate s ho w an auti stic min d thin ks, feel s, per ceiv es, and res pon ds in wa ys few of us can ima gin e. Par ent s


and fam ily me mb ers wh o nev er tho ugh t the y cou ld get insi de the hea d of thei r auti stic lov ed one at last hav ea wa y to bre ak thr oug h to the


curi ous , sub tle, and co mpl ex life wit hin. Usi ng an alp hab et grid to pai nst aki ngl y con stru ct wor ds, sen ten ces, and tho ugh ts tha t he is una ble


to spe ak out lou d, Nao ki ans wer s eve n the mo st deli cat e que stio ns tha t peo ple wa nt to kno w. Qu esti ons suc h as: “W hy do peo ple


wit h auti sm talk so lou dly and wei rdly ?” “W hy do you line up you r toy car s and blo cks ?” “W hy don ’t you ma ke eye con tact wh en you ’re talk


ing ?” and “W hat’ s the rea son you jum p?” (Na oki’ s ans wer : “W hen I’m jum pin g, it’s as if my feel ing s are goi ng up war d to the sky .”) Wit h


dis arm ing hon est y and a gen ero us hea rt, Nao ki sha res his uni que poi nt of vie w on not onl y auti sm but life itse lf. His insi ght s—i nto the my


ster y of wor ds, the wo nde rs of lau ght er, and the elu sive nes s of me mo ry —a re so star tlin g, so stra nge , and so po wer ful tha t you will nev er


loo k at the wor ld the sa me wa y aga in. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

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