On the Spectrum-ebook

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Growing up in the shadow of her famous ballerina mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad and her six-year-old brother, Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum. Charged with his care, Clara and Alastair set out to explore the city. The fabled city of light, and a handsome young Parisian baker, teaches Clara about first love, and a new love of food. And Alastair teachers Clara about patience, trust, and the beauty of loving without judgment.

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A light examination of the intersection of two disabilities with family dynamics, with a sweet splash of page-turning melodrama. Kirkus Reviews


Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Reading Age: 13 - 19

Reading Level: Z+

Genre: Teen, Children's Fiction

Product Format: E-book – EPUB

Pages: 336

ISBN: 978-1-77260-043-8

Jennifer Gold

About the Author

Jennifer Gold

Jennifer Gold is an award-winning author of several books for young adults, including Soldier Doll and On the Spectrum. A lawyer and mom of two kids and two cats, she lives with her family in Toronto.

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