What I have written does not do this book justice. It is a fantastic book that allows the reader to see what is going on in the mind of someone who has something like Asperger's Syndrome. I loved this book. I consider myself knowledgeable about many differences that students have. But this book is so powerful, I believe that everyone should read it to get a real sense of the daily life challenges that some people face.
This story begins with the realization that Caitlyn and her dad are suffering the loss of Caitlyn's brother. We quickly find out that something is different about Caitlyn. She categorizes everything! For instance, she knows she needs to Look At The Person, or she knows that life is different now beginning with The Day Our Life Fell Apart.
Caitlyn has to learn how to behave in a more "appropriate" way, but she also has to learn to deal with the loss of her brother. She doesn't really have the help of her father who is swallowed up in his own grief.