It might sound like the name of a song but to Jonathan Hoffman, the girl he used to know was his college sweetheart, Annika Rose. Here they are, ten years down the track, fate bringing them back together in the aisle of a Chicago supermarket!
Moving between 1991 and 2001, this is the story of a relationship forced apart by tragedy, but offered a second chance.
Featuring appealing characters and unique insights into the autistic world, this is a rewarding and emotionally satisfying love story with a difference.
Our group had a good discussion re difficulty for people on the spectrum to fully participate in normal life situations. Ending of story questioneable, as to likelihood, but pleased it ended happily. We discussed importance of diagnosis and treatments, especially for the associated anxiety.
Although this book didn't appeal at first to many of us, it did provoke an interesting discussion.
We agreed that we had a better understanding of living with autism after reading this book. It was an easy read with a focus on the two lead characters without being technical. Some members felt the final chapters didn't gel with them.
Everyone enjoyed this book. It was an easy read, but still had an unpredictable ending. It prompted discussion about autism and also about 9/11.
A wonderful story of the struggle an autistic person faces every day to live a "normal life". Written with compassion, sympathy and grace - a very emotional tale, well-written!
A useful amount of discussion, but some felt it wasn't well-written.
Easy read, interesting insight into autism.
Overall we really enjoyed this book and felt it gave a good insight to autism. We were all a bit disappointed in the last few chapters though. Easy to read.
We appreciated the research done to support the story, but the plot wasn't strong, and the choice of the ending was weak.
Sorry I missed this meeting so have no review available.
We all loved this book - one of our favourites this year. A light read that packs an emotional punch. Highly recommended.
This was an enjoyable book which was easy to read.
A romantic novel with a difference. Really good insight as to what it's like being a high functioning autistic woman. It is the people around you that have a big influence on whether you succeed or fail. Very enjoyable.
All of the group really enjoyed reading this book. Found it really interesting to learn a lot more about life lived coping with "living on the spectrum". We found ourselves having great empathy towards Jonathan and Annika, and we were desperate for things to go well for them.
Our group loved this book. It was good to see autism through the eyes of someone living with it. The last pages were unexpected and made it difficult to put the book down.