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The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo In The Real World - Francisco X. Stork My freshman year of college I had to write a small research paper about Autism. Ever since then, I've been endlessly fascinated with learning more about the condition. I can spend hours watching Discovery Health Channel documentaries about the disorder. When I heard a classmate talk about this book in class, I knew this was something that I needed to read.This was a refreshing take on the condition. I've noticed lately that Autism and other disorders on the spectrum have started popping up in pop culture all over the place. Some mediums don't handle it as well as they could (I'm looking at you, The Big Bang Theory) but this book deals with the issue very well.Marcelo feels so real. He's not the butt of jokes (at least by the author). He's just a kid trying make his way in this world the best he can. I have acquaintances on the spectrum so having a 'background' on the disorder made the book even better.Read the rest of my review at The Cheap Reader.