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    Haze (Paperback) By (author) Kathy Hoopmann

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    DescriptionAcclaimed author of the Asperger Adventures series for children Kathy Hoopmann has turned her hand to a novel for teenagers. Much more than just a book about a boy with Asperger Syndrome, this is her best book yet. Weaving the facts of Seb's Asperger Syndrome into the story, this fast-paced book will be a rivetting read for teenagers of all sorts and abilities. Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers and facts, but hopeless with people. Bored at school - he prefers the company of his computers, and his only friend, Guzzle. However, things change for the better. Kristie, a girl in his class, phones him one night. Kristie introduces Seb to Madeline and Jen, and the group become friends. Then a new computer teacher - Miss Adonia - brings a challenge back into schoolwork. So when Seb finds out that he has Asperger's Syndrome, he is not too concerned. Suddenly Guzzle starts to hang out with a group who had bullied Seb throughout the year. Seb reacts badly and ends up suspended from school. Miss Adonia agrees to tutor him so he can pass his exams, but she is not what she seems. Before long, Seb is caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies. Things come to a head when Madeline is mistreated by her mother and Seb turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathy Hoopmann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843100720
    ISBN 10: 184310072X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC E4L: PER, NF13+
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    DC22: 823.92
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: YXK
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CKFC
    B&T General Subject: 347
    LC classification: HQ
    Libri: I-CKFC
    BISAC V2.8: FAM012000, FAM003000
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039150
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YXK
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kathy Hoopmann lives in Australia with her husband and three children. She is the author of the Asperger Adventure series, Blue Bottle Mystery, Of Mice and Aliens, and Lisa and the Lacemaker, all of which are also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
    Review quote
    'Haze is about Seb, a teenager with Asperger's. The author clearly has an intimate knowledge of children like Seb and the way she describes his feelings and actions will strike chords with parents, social workers, care workers and teachers...I think that it could be useful for schools where staff could use it in class as a vehicle for exploring diversity and difference. It could also be reassuring for some families trying to understand the dilemmas of living with Asperger's.' -Rostrum 'As with all Kathy Hoopmann's books I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is easy to read and, once again, is a book that I expect young people with Asperger Syndrome will be able to identify with.' - Communication 'The descriptions of the various characters in this mini novel are in themselves vignettes of various problems encountered by adolescents, from cliques and alcohol consumption, to neglectful or abusive parents...The book is brief and the story is captivating enough to keep the reader's interest. By interweaving an assortment of characters throughout the story in various sub-plots, the author is able to elaborate on the intellectual and kinaesthetic experience of having Asperger's.' - Woodbury Reports Newsletter 'An absorbing and intriguing story that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of a teenage aspie perfectly...and believe me I should know!' Luke Jackson, author of Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
    Table of contents
    Seb; Madeline, Kristie and Jen; sleepover; rituals; the invitation; movies; grandma; people from the inside; violation; a life worth living; naughty boy; decisions; epilogue - after.