Anything But Typical tells the story of Jason Blake, a 12-year-old boy living in a ‘neurotypical’ world. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Jason has struggled socially to fit in with the other students in his classes.
From the beginning of the book, he captures your attention with his words, with his story as he puts it.
When it comes to writing, Jason is a whiz, and the words come out easily. Online he posts most of his fiction on a website called Storyboard. There he comes across a girl named PhoenixBird, who he quickly becomes good friends with. But when faced with the opportunity to meet Rebecca, PhoenixBird’s real name, he is faced with thinking of who she will see first. Will she see the autism, or who Jason really is? If you’d like to fall in love with this cast of wonderfully developed characters, check out Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin.