A moving, thoughtful account of autism…
Inspired by eleven-year-old Libby Scott’s (coauthor) own experiences with autism, Westcott tells the story of a smart, compassionate young girl who is struggling to find her own place in the world. Being autistic never bothered Tally until she started grade six at Kingswood Academy. There were always people who were uncomfortable around Tally but not Layla, her best friend. Now with a changed best friend and tiring new circumstances, Tally is at her wit’s end until her sister and teacher step in and offer support. The narrative shifts between the first-person diary entries and third-person omniscient, portraying Tally’s struggles with autism poignantly and authentically. Tally is thoroughly charming, and readers will find themselves admiring her for her courage and sympathetic persona while empathizing with her struggles. Poignant and heartwarming, the book will appeal to every middle-grade reader. A must read!
Can You See Me?
By Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott
Pub date March 3, 2020
Price $17.99 (USD)
Categories: Children's Fiction