Paper in the Wind: Peeling back the lifespan of autism by Olivia Mason-Charles is my reviewed book for today.
First the author’s blurb found on Amazon, “Paper in the Wind is a compassionate and riveting story depicting a single father’s dedication to his daughter. In the midst of the overwhelming struggles that accompanied autism, he continues to persevere. Her father’s love enabled her to overcome insurmountable obstacles, discovered the power of love and embraced the gift of life.”
This is a short read and the story deals with autism using a father and daughter approach. Initially I thought it was a memoir, but no, it’s not. As a registered nurse, and having worked with most all spectrum of illness such as autism, some of the ideas used help children with the disease, depending on severity. I found the differentiation lacking, but overall an inspirational short read. I found the entire story false in many ways, and I think the author should add in her blurb that this is a work of fiction. I also think that if she actually used things that happened in her own child’s life, the book would make for a better read. Breaking out Grey Goose each time there was a get together for the fathers, with the children playing is poor parenting. I don’t believe anybody would just sleep on the floor of the child’s room. They would use at least an air mattress as the money was there for that, especially when considering said child was given a credit card for school clothes that rang up a bill of $7,000. Every page and just about every paragraph needs serious editing, and the story is shallow and false.