224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Astie has always been different. Her twelfth birthday is loomingand she still has not decided on her thesis. All the Learners at theHub picked theirs years ago. If it wasn't for her cousin, Jakob,life would be unbearable on Elemental Island. On the verge of beingdiagnosed with Social Syndrome, she stumbles upon Danny who has landedin a forbidden flight machine. To protect him, Astie persuades Jakob totamper with the Overseer's memory. On the run from the Monitorstogether, Astie calls on her unique qualities to forge a friendshipwith the stranger and discover his reason for coming to the island.What she finds will shake the foundations of the place she calls home.Set on a secretive island utopia where science and logic rule, thisintriguing novel explores and celebrates differences in people from analternative perspective. It is engaging reading for children aged 8-13.
RELATED TOPICS: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kathy Hoopmann is the best-selling author of AllCats have Asperger Syndrome, Inside Asperger's LookingOut, and The Asperger Adventure series. She has won andbeen shortlisted for many literary awards including the CBCA Australia,a Silver Nautilus Award and an IPPY gold medal. J.S.Kiss runs her own company, Wordstringer, and works as a bookcoach and editor. She holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writingfrom the University of Glasgow. She has won and been nominated orshortlisted for a number of literary awards, including the In Our OwnWords competition, the Bridport Prize and the Sceptre Writing Prize.
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