The State of Grace

4.22 based on 125 ratings & 65 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 06.04.2017
ISBN: 9781509839568
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.

Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.

Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.

In the media

The best books captivate, entertain and make readers think – and Rachael Lucas’s State of Grace ticks all of these boxes. Lucas, the author of several novels for grown-ups, tells the story of 15-year-old Grace, a girl with Asperger’s who describes her brain as being like “a million shooting stars flying out in different directions”. A witty and engaging read about family, friends and first love
Daily Express
The State of Grace is a beautifully told story that I couldn’t put down. As an Own Voices book, you really get a sense of Grace and who she is, and this will show that there is more to those with Asperger’s than the labels we put on them. Grace is a funny and sensitive narrator, and her story will reach out to everyone who reads it.
100 Or Less Blog
This is truly an important read for anyone who has Asperger’s, knows someone who has Asperger’s or simply wants to see what it’s like.
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