I have read this book and I absolutely loved it. I didn’t really review it because I felt incapable of summing up what the book meant to me in a few (any) words. Instead, I simply implored my Goodreads followers to READ IT. I added the qualifier: IT’S AMAZING.
Sometimes we just don’t need a lot of words to convey how we feel. Anyway, here are all the deets on a book I loved so much, I ordered a print copy for my bookshelves.
The Roosevelt, Book 1
Normal is just a setting on the dryer.
High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.
But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.
As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism…
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