I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.
Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more.
Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.
Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.
My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars
“it’s like living life in a different language, so you can’t ever quite relax because even when you think you’re fluent it’s still using a different part of your brain so by the end of the day you’re exhausted.”
This was a contemporary story about a girl with autism.
Grace was an okay character and it was clear how overwhelmed she felt by certain situations. I really did feel quite sorry for her when it came to having to deal with awkward teachers and mean girls.
The storyline in this was about Grace’s day-to-day life, and we also got a bit of romance between Grace and a boy called Gabe. I did feel like not a lot really happened in the story though, and I lost interest a bit.
The ending to this was okay, and things did eventually seem to be getting a bit more interesting. The book then seemed to end rather suddenly though.
6.25 out of 10