Saturday, 2 September 2017

Book: On The Spectrum
Rating: ★★★ (3.75)
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Pages: 365
Synopsis:The unexpected responsibility of caring for her autistic brother during her
summer in Paris turns out to be just the adventure that Clara needed.

Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad and her six-year-old brother, Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum.

Charged with his care, Clara and Alastair set out to explore the city. Paris, and a handsome young French baker, teaches Clara about first love, and a new love of food. And Alastair teachers Clara about patience, trust, and the beauty of loving without judgment.

My Review: 
*TRIGGER WARNING: This book discusses eating disorders and food frequently*

On The Spectrum is the first book I have reviewed for NetGalley and I am so glad I requested this book and I am so grateful to have received a copy to review.

 This story was a slow burn for me, at first it took me a while to get in to the story, but by the end of the story I was completely hooked and invested in the characters. The relationship between Clara and Alistair was so enjoyable to read and their relationship was one my favorite parts of this book.

This book was a learning experience for me and allowed me to understand Orthorexia and Autism on a deeper level that I would not have been able to experience on my own, I had not even heard of Orthorexia prior to reading this book.

My favorite part of this book was the characters journey of loving each other and themselves, a struggle all of us can relate to. I really enjoyed the character development as well as the Paris backdrop of the story, it was making me want to go back!

Overall this book was a great read with a heartwarming story, if you have read this book or do in the future, let me know what you thought!



  1. This sounds like a good book despite the slow burn! Definitely gonna check it out :)

  2. Yay! It was :) Let me know what you think when you do :)


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