Monday, March 10, 2014

Review : Stim

Stim by Kevin Berry

Publication date: October 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

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Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.

Robert is an aspie (Person who has Asperger Syndrome) and has a different way of seeing things then most. This year he has made a goal for himself: Find a girlfriend.

I just loved this book. When I was first offered to get a ARC of this book and I saw the description I was happy to come across this book. I am an Aspie and I rarely come across books with a aspie in it. So one thing I loved about it was that I can relate to the character in some of Roberts actions. There was many awkward, cringe worthy moments. This book was hilarious and I couldn't help but to laugh out loud. (Which at the time wasn't a good thing being that I was in public reading this book. Got some people looking at me like I was crazy.) I loved the characters, I liked how quirky his friends were, I loved the Kittens name and the jokes that came with it. There was never a dull moment and I just couldn't put it down. Overall this is a great book and I highly recommend!
Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy). These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

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  1. I know it's weird that with how common autism is there's not more books on the subject in YA/NA. I would definitely like this one too it sounds great and with wonderful characters, too! Great review, Jessica!

  2. Thank you, Jessica, for this review. I'm so glad you liked the book.

  3. I am very interested in reading this book. my son was diagnoised with this type of disability


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