Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like
one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the
years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other
aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage
years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a
child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and
teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and
how little information is available for adolescents like himself.
from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage
brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book
in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying,
friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems,
dating, relationships and morality.
Luke writes briefly about his
younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into
the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and
teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing
was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written
directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write
one in the hope that we could all learn together."