Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Raising Kids on the Spectrum- Book Review & Giveaway

Several weeks ago I was contacted by a publicist from Chicken Soup for the Soul requesting a book review of one of their latest additions to theChicken Soup series Raising Kids on the Spectrum.  I have never read any of the Chicken Soup books, so I jumped at the opportunity to try something new.  I knew it would be a different experience for me, and I had heard some good things about it.

When I received the book in the mail my first impression was that this was most definitely going to be an in depth read.  It was quite a bit bigger than I had anticipated, which is always a good thing. I love books to take me on a journey lasting more than a few hours, or a weekend.

As a matter of fact, true to the unpredictable fashion of life with autism things popped up, and inconveniences happened.  As I began getting into the stories in the book it seemed that one thing after another kept diverting my attention.  From school issues to unexpected appointments. I just couldn't devote the time I wanted to really get the book read.  Thankfully, the way that the stories in it are set up that was okay.  Though my bookmark moved at a snail's pace day after day I found that Raising Kids on the Spectrum didn't leave me feeling like I had lost my place every time I had to set it down, and pick up later.