Book Review: This is Not a Love Story
By: Judy Brown
This book is well written. It demonstrates how autism manifests itself in all religions, cultures, and races. It explains how other religions and cultures view disability differently and it shows the diversity of autism. It is written from the sibling’s point of view and how she learned to live with her brother and come to terms with herself identity.
I would recommend it for anyone who wants to understand autism and disability from a different point of view. Anyone who needs to know it is okay to go against your family and cultures beliefs in order to keep your family intact.
It is a heart wrenching story of a mother’s tough love for her child and that if you have faith something good will happen. The message is never give up on those you love; miracles can happen if you keep your faith in yourself and your family.
It was very educational and inspirational and is a good read if you need motivation to keep going. A must read for all to understand the meaning of never give up your dreams and never let anyone tell your child can’t or won’t function in society. Keep the faith, there is hope for a brighter future if we just fight for what we believe in and never give up, you have to do what you think it right; even if that means sacrificing your life for the life of your child.