Published: 2013 by Hardie Grant
Read: May 2013
Full Disclosure: Advance Reading Copy from publisher
Trivia Tidbit: Jo Case was a founding board member of the Stella Prize, an Australian prize for the best book of the year by a female author
These are some of the questions Jo Case finds herself asking when her son Leo has some problems fitting in. What really appealed about Jo's telling of her story was her honesty. It resonated with me as a reader, as a parent and as a fellow worrier. I found myself nodding as Jo boned up on a topic the day before she had to talk to someone about it, scowling at the school mum with no compassion / understanding / idea and cheering Leo's victories large and small.
The autism spectrum has been a popular topic for books for a few years now, to the point that a book on the topic must be really great to be recommended. I recommend Boomer and Me without hesitation. Jo welcomes the reader into her home and her life, into her version of normal, and the reader leaves the book all the better for the privilege.