This is the story of Lucy and her son Merlin who’s diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
The book tells us about the first 16 years of Merlin’s life and Lucy’s struggle to raise and protect him; and to carry on with her life after a divorce and many failed relationships.
It must be difficult to live with someone who’s different to what society has established as normal. It’s taught that you must live as society establishes and that the correct thing is to belong. In Merlin’s case with his Asperger Syndrome there were a lot of behaviors that weren’t normal to society, so he couldn’t belong and that made Lucy suffer.
I think she made a great job raising him. It’s true that she overprotected him, but I think that because of that he knew his mother will be there to help him forever.
Merlin seemed very nice to me and many of his questions were very logical. He really tried to act “normal” when his mother asked him to.
Lucy’s sarcasm was a nice touch in the story. It made me laugh several times.
In my opinion, either Jeremy nor Archie were good prospects.
By last, I consider this book as a good one. I enjoyed it a lot and the characters stayed with me after I finished it.