This is a novel about autism with one very significant difference. Co-author Libby Scott is autistic herself and she is also 11 years old, thus ensuring that the narrative of Can You See Me? is as credible as possible. Her pairing with Rebecca Westcott, author of Violet Ink and Dandelion Clocks, is inspired and ensures that the tale of autistic child Tally is as eminently readable as it is authentic.
Endearing, insightful and warmly uplifting, Can You See Me? is a story of autism, empathy and kindness that will touch readers of all ages.
Tally is eleven years old and she's just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there's something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can't cover up, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic.
Tally's autism means there are things that bother her even though she wishes they didn't. It means that some people misunderstand, her and feel frustrated by her. People think that because Tally's autistic, she doesn't realise what they're thinking, but Tally sees and hears - and notices - all of it. And, honestly? That's not the easiest thing to live with.
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 200 x 137 x 23 mm