As March winds down, we look forward to the (hopefully) springlike month of April. Our winter-weary eyes feast on the explosion of colorful blossoms everywhere, the reappearance of leaves on the trees, and the long-anticipated return of migrating birds.
But April is also known for other things. It is National Poetry Month, and April 2 is Autism Awareness Day. This occasion brings to mind two powerful fiction titles that are highly recommended for anyone who likes their novels unforgettable.
What happens when your cousin goes for a ride on the London Eye and, when his pod returns to the bottom, he is not on it? Ted, whose brain is “wired differently” than that of most people (he has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism), and his sister Kat attempt to solve the mystery that has their parents, their aunt, and even the police perplexed.