Haze

Haze

3.31 (48 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes friends with Kristie, Madeline and Jen, and a new computer teacher - Miss Adonia - arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help.

Weaving the facts of Asperger Syndrome into the story, this fast-paced book is acclaimed author Kathy Hoopmann's best novel yet and will be a riveting read for teenagers of all sorts and abilities.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 8mm | 218g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184310072X
  • 9781843100720
  • 364,652

Table of contents

1. Seb. 2. Madeline, Kristie and Jen. 3. Sleepover. 4. Rituals. 5. The Invitation. 6. Movies. 7. Grandma. 8. People From the Inside. 9. Violation. 10. A Life Worth Living. 11. Naughty Boy. 12. Decisions. Epilogue: After.
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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
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About Kathy Hoopmann

Kathy Hoopmann has written over twenty books with translations into nineteen languages. Her work sells widely in Australia, the UK, the US and the Middle East. She has won, and been shortlisted for many literary awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Award, the ALCS Educational Award (UK), the Living Now Award (US) and has four times been awarded a Nautilus Award (US) which is granted to 'books that change the world'. Kathy is best known for her writing on autism spectrum disorders and mental illness, in fiction and non-fiction. The simplicity, charm and insight of Kathy's books have made them must-haves for children and adults worldwide.
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Rating details

48 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 17% (8)
4 27% (13)
3 31% (15)
2 21% (10)
1 4% (2)
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