Author: Naoki Higashida

Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Posted December 16, 2013 in Reviews / 25 Comments
Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Written by a thirteen-year-old boy with Autism, The Reason I Jump takes readers into the minds of people who live with this often misunderstood disorder. I bought a copy of this book after hearing a bookseller at Fountain Bookstore rave about it, and I thought it was a fascinating little book. Naok is unable to speak his ideas clearly, so he uses an alphabet grid (a method of nonvocal communication) to convey his thoughts, which his helper transcribes. Using this […]