The Space We're In

By: Katya Balen

Frank loves soccer, codes, riding his bike, and playing with his friends. His brother Max is five. Max only eats foods that are beige or white, hates baths, and if he has to wear a t-shirt that isn’t gray with yellow stripes he melts down down down.

Frank longs for the brother he was promised by his parents before Max was born—someone who was supposed to be his biggest fan, so he could be the best brother in the world. Instead, Frank has trouble navigating Max’s behavior and their relationship. But when tragedy strikes, Frank finds a way to try and repair their fractured family, and in doing so learns to love Max for who he is.

In her debut novel, Katya Balen uses her knowledge of autism and experience working with autistic people to create an intriguing and intense yet always respectful family story.

ISBN: 9780823442898

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Death
Topics: Brothers , Autism , Family life , England , Schools , Friendship

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Book Details

ISBN

9780823442898

First Release

February 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

176

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.7; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Holiday House

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Death

Topics

Brothers, Autism, Family life, England, Schools, Friendship,

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Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

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