Waiting For No One

October 20, 2010|
Waiting For No One by Beverley Brenna
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Taylor Jane Simon is an eighteen-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome who has a refreshingly different view of the people she encounters and the life she wants to have. Young adult readers will identify with Taylor's struggle for independence and self-control, and empathize as she outlines the ways-both positive and negative-- that her Asperger's Syndrome affects her daily life. Connecting with a play by Samuel Beckett, Taylor explores a fear of solitary existence while reaching out to a world at times perplexing. Most important, Taylor wants to be seen as an individual, not as a stereotypical "person with special needs, " or a rare wild flower-images that haunt her from the past. A cameo performance by Taylor's new gerbil -- Harold Pinter-- adds further emphasis to themes of existentialism and humour.
Beverley Brenna is an assistant professor of education at the University of Saskatchewan and a former special education consultant, as well as the author of six books for young people, including Wild Orchid and The Moon Children, both from Red Deer Press.Beverley Brenna is an assistant professor of education at the University of Saskat...
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Title:Waiting For No One
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 7.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Published:October 20, 2010
Publisher:Red Deer Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889954373

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