In the wake of Jodi Picoult’s exceptionally generous blurb comes this one from Carol Kranowitz, a teacher, a leader in the autism community and the bestselling author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Goodenoughs Get in Sync:

“Here is a perfectly crafted treasure! While it is shaped around autism, it deals with much more—courage, loss, love, human development and relationships—the very stuff of real life."

I didn’t write the book with the intent of specifically appealing to the autism community, but this endorsement means a lot to me, particularly in terms of the portrayal of Max, the character who is on the autistic spectrum.

It’s good to know I got him at least a little right.