Saturday, August 30, 2014
Book #81 Read in 2014
Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (YA)
Kiara has Asperger's Syndrome and is having a hard time fitting in to middle school. Due to some of her behavior, she has been suspended from school for the remainder of the school year and is being homeschooled. Kiara meets her new neighbors Chad and his younger brother Brandon. Kiara really just wants to make friends and find her superpower (she is slightly obsessed with the XMen characters). Her mother has left her family to do some singing gigs so Kiara feels abandoned by her and even more lost. This causes her to grab a hold of Chad as a potential friend, even though that friendship is pretty unhealthy.
I enjoyed this book, which was written by a local author. The author created interesting and complex characters and did a good job portraying a character with Asperger's Syndrome. I could see middle to early high school students enjoying this book.