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In what turns out to be considerably more than just another tale told by an intelligent narrator with a spectrum disorder, 17-year-old Marcelo Sandoval gets a life-changing taste of the “real world” when he’s forced to take a summer job in his father’s law firm.| Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
But he is forced to exit his comfort zone when his high-powered father steers Marcelo to work in his law firm’s mailroom (in return, Marcelo can decide whether to stay in special ed, as he prefers, or be mainstreamed for his senior year).Jan 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
He recites scripture from all religions to himself in what he calls his “remembering.” When he begins work in his father's office he is suddenly forced into the “real world," a world of bustle, competitiveness, and even cruelty, and a world where his differences are not always understood or trea...Dec 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo in the Real World is a beautifully written novel and one of those stories that will stay in your mind long after you've finished reading it.May 22 2009 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
Summary: Thoughtful and uplifting, Marcelo in the Real World has a compelling narrative voice that adds an original edge to what is a poignant story.Jun 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
His burgeoning friendship-bordering-on-relationship with Jasmine feels miraculous yet true, and readers will root for their union not for the usual reasons (she’s “hot,” he deserves a girlfriend, it’ll be fun), but because the two have a rare and beautiful (and chaste!) connection not often seen ...Feb 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
But Marcelo learns more about the real world than his father intended, including finding out just what kind of lawyer, and person, his father really is.Mar 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
This is a story about Marcelo, a young boy with autism who has spent his childhood in an idyllic but protected farm environment for special children.Jun 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
Though his new boss, the smart and spunky Jasmine, is NOT happy about having Marcelo instead of the promised intern Belinda, Jasmine accepts Marcelo for who he is.May 18 2009 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo hears music inside his head and is fascinated by religion (some of his conversations with an older female Rabbi are worth the read in themselves) – and all the while, it is clear that Marcelo is first and foremost a teenage boy grappling with newness and circumstances that will impact the...Feb 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Marcelo in the Real World
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Marcelo has some type of autistic disorder and goes to a special school for children with similar disabilities. Therefore, Marcel...