Mindblind by Jennifer Roy

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Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Clark lives in two worlds—the outside world of his family and friends and his own, special, inside Aspie world, where he’s not forced to interact with people or worry about wearing his clothes right-side out. The world where he can solve mathematical problems that elude even the brightest graduate students. The world where he feels he can find his own inner truth. People say he’s a genius, but Nathaniel thinks differently. According to a book he once read, a true genius uses his talent to make a contribution to the world. Nathaniel takes the definition literally, and begins his quest for genius status. "I will start, right after I wash the chocolate off my face. If I want to be seen as a genius, I should not look like an idiot." Nathaniel has a sky-high IQ and perfect SAT scores, but Jennifer Roy and her husband, Greg, have a remarkable 8-year-old son, Adam, who not only inspired the character of Nathaniel Clark, but also created the "Amazing Race" charts and the narrative at the back of MindBlind.

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Jennifer Roy is the author of the highly acclaimed "Yellow Star", which won a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and a Sydney Taylor Honor Award. It was a Jewish Book Awards Finalist, an ALA Notable Book, "School Library Journal" Best Book, and a NYPL Top Book for Reading and Sharing Books for the Teenager. She is also the author of "Cordially Uninvited "and "Mindblind "and the coauthor of the Trading Faces series, written" "with her twin sister, Julia DeVillers. Visit her at JenniferRoy.com.
Published May 15, 2012 by Skyscape. 254 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lovable 14-year-old “Aspie” Nathaniel Clark stores his memories in computer-like files in his brain, loves formulas, plays keyboard in a rock band, has some trouble in social situations, likes to spend time in his own mental world and really, really wants to be a genius.

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