On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum

3.91 (410 ratings by Goodreads)
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Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad and her six-year-old brother, Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum. Charged with his care, Clara and Alastair set out to explore the city. Paris, and a handsome young French baker, teaches Clara about first love, and a new love of food. And Alastair teachers Clara about patience, trust, and the beauty of loving without judgment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 25mm | 299g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1772600423
  • 9781772600421
  • 1,889,027

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body image, autism spectrum, Paris, stepfamily, mother-daughter relationships, ballet
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Review quote

A light but poignant read.... Gold handles the topics of being on the autism spectrum and orthorexia nervosa competently and sensitively.-- "School Library Journal"
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Rating details

410 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 26% (108)
4 46% (187)
3 21% (85)
2 7% (29)
1 0% (1)
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