Book Review: The Awesome Autistic Guide for Trans Teens

Posted July 17, 2022 by geograph in autistic, contemporary, nonfiction, queer, review, self-help, YA / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Awesome Autistic Guide for Trans TeensThe Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide by Yenn Purkis, Tanya Masterman
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on August 25, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Nonfiction / Disabilities & Special Needs, Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Pages: 112
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

This book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things people on the autism spectrum can do.

Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of understanding the world in a different way. It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome! It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as meltdowns, sensory differences and anxiety. It includes fun activities and diary pages where you can write your thoughts and feelings to help you concentrate on your strengths and work on your challenges.

This book helps you develop the confidence to be who you are and help you live life with as little stress and anxiety as possible.

Look, it is pretty neat that a huge percentage of autistic people are also trans, or do gender in a Different way than expected, and I think this is very cool. And this book thinks that’s really cool too! I think this book is written in a really accessible way, a really good “also we have experienced the same things you might be thinking and this is what we did” book, and again, I am really glad that this book is written as “nothing about us without us” (vs. Own Voices). I also think that this book doesn’t sound too ‘fake’ or enthusiastic, it feels genuinely helpful. Five stars.

Bookshop link here.

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