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.