Although the main theme of this story is a suspense/mystery/paranormal, there are other issues woven into the storyline. One of them is showing how a family works together when a child lives with sensory issues.
Freesia's eight-year-old younger sister, Sage, lives with SPD. Instead of just talking about SPD, I showed how a child with a more severe form of the disorder reacts and copes in her world. I always say it's much easier to teach others about an issue or condition if you present the information in an entertaining, non-preachy way, and I think Freesia, Sage and her family do a great job.
Through Sage, we learn how SPD looks and feels and we also learn what special strategies, tools and methods can be used to deal with it. I tapped into what my oldest daughter, Jaimie, has had to do (her younger brother, Xander, has a more complicated form of SPD, which might have put more focus on Sage rather than the storyline, so I chose to model Sage after Jaimie instead.)
Although this book has had alot of attention in the last few months, simply because it is a newer release, we will talk about it more depth this week. I do hope you join us. Oh! And there is an added bonus for this week's winning commenter. Because I wasn't able to get on the computer as much to promote our Not Just Spirited week, the winner of this week's draw gets signed copies of both Not Just Spirited and Dark Water. We will draw a name from comments on this post only on Sunday October 21st (midnight), and announce the winner on Monday, October 22nd.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get started on this week's book chat!
Lily Wolf Word's Pages
- About Lily Wolf Words
- Writing Bio
- Im Not Weird, I Have SPD
- Don't Rush Me
- Not Just Spirited
- |A Mom Path of Creating Brain, Body and Nutritiona...
- Dark Water
- Blackbird Flies
- Just Shut Up and Drive
- Passing Loop
- White Elephants
- Out Of Sync
- Print Magazines
- Special Interviews
- Online Work
- Chynna's Gift of Reading
- Resources for SPD, Mental/Emotional Disorders and Other Special Needs
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