She got it, y’all. Joana did. Joana James, author of Nightmare at Emerald High and reviewer at Book Wormz. Joana reviewed The Clark Kent Chronicles, and she understood something that even friends and family often don’t, after she read it.
First, go read her review HERE, and see for yourself. Yes, I mean Right Now; then you can come back and finish reading this post. I’ll wait.
(Some of you guys are really slow readers…)
OK, now that you’re back, let’s talk about it. Not all of you have special needs kids, like kids with ADHD or Asperger’s. Some of you don’t have any kids at all. Joana doesn’t. And yet she reviewed The Clark Kent Chronicles, which is about parenting a remarkable boy with ADHD and Asperger’s.
We all have someone in our lives — a friend, peer, relative, colleague, rival — who is wired “neuro-atypically.” What does that mean? It means different. We are all different, and we all have someone in our lives who is different from us in this way.
Joana got it. She said, “[This book] teaches us to love the unique attributes that make each person valuable, no matter how annoying or stressful those attributes are. … Even if you are not a parent of an ADHD kid, this book is still a delightful read. You may learn to understand your ADHD peers and friends and in general become a more sensitive person to those with disabilities.”
I may weep (again).
She said a lot of other really nice stuff, too (just a reminder: I didn’t pay her), but the quote I copied in, above, made writing the whole book worthwhile all over again.
Thank you, Joana.
p.s. After writing nine books I still can’t figure out how to use ellipses. Thank God for editors/Meghan. 🙂