About the Book
I really enjoyed and appreciated this series the first read through, but that was a decade ago. So I didn't want to get my hopes up... because 19 year old me didn't have the best taste in things. But I liked it enough to hold on to it when I ended up having to get rid of 90% of my books due to reasons.
After the reread I've got to say that I still absolutely loved this. Not only does it tell the story of a young mom struggling with an autistic child, but it really goes in depth. The author, Keiko Tobe, did a good amount of research on this subject and didn't hide or cover up things or write this to make autism seem like something it's not. There's many people, especially those of her husband's family, who do not understand what is going on and continue to blame her for the child's non-normal behavior.
This series is something I cannot recommend enough times if you want to have an understanding of what autism is like. Not only that, but it's also a pretty fantastic story. People with non-neurotypical behavior need to be accepted and brought into society, not ignored or hated. And I think this story did a great job of showing people this.