This book appeared at an apposite time. After the vagaries of a vacation - "parents dread school vacations," the author, Dr. Barry M. Prizant, confirms at one point - it's a little like a refresher course for parents like me who are feeling drained by autism.
This is then a reminder, a wake-up call, to (head) teachers and parents. We need to prioritise reading. We need to make time and create environments in which young people chose to read. If we wish to encourage them to read for pleasure, we must be the readers we wish our children to be.
t's quite brilliant. And this time the central villain - aided and abetted by some extremely poisonous reptiles - is most definitely female. A very beautiful and seductive one. But Jodie Bentley wasn't born beautiful. Her mind even less so.
I reviewed this book over on Goodreads and, wow, was I impressed. Smita's writing style is wonderful. I hunted her down to ask if she would kick off this 'Discover...' series for me and was delighted when she agreed. Read on to find out more.
The Nordic countries are synonymous with crime fiction -- the bleak and murderous landscapes of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell. But the Nordic countries offer a wealth of literary riches in a broad range of genres. For me, some of the most exciting writing from the North is found outside of the detective's territory.