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Marcelo in the Real World


Author: Francisco X.  Stork
Publisher: Arthur Levine
Subject/Category: 9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2010
ISBN: 9780545054744
Review: Seventeen-year-old Marcelo is on the very high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. It's the summer before his senior year and, to please his father, he agrees to work in the mailroom of his prestigious lawfirm rather than working with the ponies at the special school he has attended. At the firm, he learns about competition and jealousy. He connects with a picture of a young girl he finds in a file and leaves to fight the injustice.

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