The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others by Irene McHenry

The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with OthersThe Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others by Irene McHenry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a wonderfully written book for those teens who have to deal with so much more than “normal” teens, and it’s done so in a way that they understand and can utilize the steps without confusion or distraction. Having raised one child with an autism spectrum and having a younger one still to raise, I can say this book would have helped so very much. I hope an updated copy will be available in a few years for my younger one. I would recommend this to all about to be teens, teens, and those helping teens with autism. I was able to look over an evaluation copy of this book in exchange for my opinion. Thank you.

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The Waves (The Island #2) by Jen Minkman

The Waves (The Island, #2)The Waves by Jen Minkman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was able to read the first book in this series thanks to the generosity of the author. I expected book two to pick up where book one left off but instead we get the alternate point of view through the majority of the book. This makes book two able to stand alone or even be read first. I enjoyed The Waves a lot more as it was much better written and the characters felt more fleshed out. The story is more thought through and the pace works out well. While there is faith mentioned by the characters it’s not overdone or preachy. Overall it’s an easy read and enjoyable. I would expect the next works by this author to be even better as she grows from this experience.

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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