Usually I review books for or about kids, but this one is different. It was written by a kid, a thirteen year old boy.
And he's autistic.
The author of The Reason I Jump is a Japanese boy named Naoki Higashida and it explains how the mind of an autistic person works. It was translated into English by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell and is easy to read.
If you know me, you probably know I care a lot about kids with Special Needs. I raised a long-term foster son on the Autism Spectrum and have met lots of other autistic kids as a teacher, so that's a condition that especially interests me.
The Reason I Jump answers questions I've had for years and makes much better sense than other books I've read on the topic.
It even includes an interesting fiction story written by the author.
The book is a quick and easy one to read, and it opens the readers eyes to a unique world. If you've ever wanted to understand people with autism you should definitely read this book.