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Can You See Me?, by Libby Scott, Rebecca Westcott

hannah_rose04's review

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adventurous funny reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

mekeisha's review against another edition

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emotional informative inspiring reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

becks_books's review

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emotional hopeful informative medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

teen_book_reviewer's review

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adventurous challenging emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

curiosity_ghost's review

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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mrsclb's review

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

laurenmia's review

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informative fast-paced

3.75

jennybeastie's review against another edition

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4.0

This is a really powerful read, the more so because one of the authors is an autistic teen. I found parts of it quite upsetting -- the angry explosions, and how Tally's family and school deal with them; the very concept of oppositional defiance disorder; and the general pain of being a middle school kid and experiencing the trials and tribulations of the age. I find those things upsetting, because I see myself in them, especially as a child. It wasn't fun the first time around, and it isn't fun this time either. It never occurred to me that I might be on the spectrum, but as a colleague has pointed out in the past -- the point of a spectrum is that we are all on it. Anyway, I identify with that feeling of being out of control of my actions because of hypersensitivity or tone of voice. I think it's really interesting that our society is evolving to look at that differently than when I was a child. I respect the book for representing this so clearly, and also for not offering easy solutions. This family is struggling, and they are also getting by, but it's not fun for any of them. I hope it gets better.

Advanced Readers Copy provided by Edelweiss.

bexwalsh's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

albyscout's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Let me start off by saying PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON THIS BOOK! This book was the single best thing I read this year! I have read book with characters who have Autism but this was everything I needed! Being the parent of a wonderful adventurous son who has autism, sometimes I wonder how he really feels when he doesn't talk and this gave me so much hope. Tibby Scott did an amazing job of showing us the real her! I thank her so much for opening up and having the courage to try and explain that there is nothing wrong with her! She's perfect just the way she is!!