"Jacobs has painted a realistic, unusual portrait of Asperger's Syndrome." MidWest Book Review, March 2001
From THE SAME DIFFERENCE:
"You are a little different, Casey, and that makes people feel uncomfortable.”
Different. That was the second time he’d said that. I could feel the anxiety start to percolate through me, like little bubbles in a glass of soft drink.
“What do you mean, I’m different?” I asked.
“Just some of your mannerisms, your voice and stuff,” Scott said.
“What mannerisms? What about my voice?” I demanded. My stomach was complaining now, growling that the cheese sandwich I’d just eaten wasn’t sitting well.
“Nothing. It’s really nothing, Casey. Everyone is different, you know. Everyone is unique. You don’t have to change just to fit someone else’s expectations.”
“But, I want to change. I don’t want to be different,” I said.