Fictional Books With Autistic Characters In Them?

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17 May 2015, 6:09 pm

And these:

Cammie McGovern: Eye contact

Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz: Colin Fischer

Evan Jacobs: Screaming quietly

Shirley Reva Vernick: Remember Dippy

Colby Rodowsky: Clay

Siobhan Dowd: London Eye Mystery


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17 May 2015, 6:31 pm

...Another .



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17 May 2015, 9:25 pm

^ The manga?


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18 May 2015, 3:06 am

I listed a bunch here:
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Anyone whose read any books with autistic characters can help with that.


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20 May 2015, 6:48 am

I've written two YA Sci-Fi books in which the main characters have Asperger's. If anyone wants to read the first book for free, just let me know. I'll send you a promotional code so you can download it (ebook).Send me a message :)

Aspeans - The Beginning
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10 May 2016, 12:54 pm

I think Lorna Byrnes book "Angels in my Hair" is about autism.



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11 May 2016, 11:08 am

I spend a fair amount of time on Wattpad which is basically an amateur writing site. There's a lot of bad stuff there but there's some good stuff as well. There are some good stories that have characters with Aspergers and autism on there.

The ones I've found to be good are

- Iris (Book 1)

- Rules of Escape

There's probably a few more, but I'm not remembering them.



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11 May 2016, 11:31 am

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer.



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15 May 2016, 5:20 pm

In The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, Mr. Stevens has many Aspie traits. I'm not sure how conscious this is on Ishiguro's part, and Stevens mostly blends in because he's a butler, so many would only find him odd or professional. His speaking style and behavior are very formal and expressionless, though he has an active inner world with strong passions and interests (especially in overhearing the philosophical or political debates of upper class guests at the estate he works for). He does not get his employer's jokes, but has some understanding of when he's supposed to laugh; when his employer uses colloquialisms, Stevens always puts them in quotes (the book is told in the first person) rather than repeating them as language he himself would use; and he seems oblivious to the attraction one of his coworkers has for him. She becomes more persistent throughout the story, never stating explicitly how she feels. She seems to conclude that Stevens simply isn't attracted to her, though he probably has no idea how she feels. The book has some brilliantly written observation.


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20 Jun 2016, 9:17 pm

They weren't specified as autistic, because HFA didn't exist when the books were written, but the first characters I recognized as autistic were Maybeth, Liza, and Abigail Tillerman from Cynthia Voight's Tillerman Cycle novels.

Dicey, James, and Sammy might be too. I could never make up my mind.


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20 Jun 2016, 9:40 pm

For tweens/teens:

Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt (1986 & I think re-released recently) has a primary character, Rosamunde, that I read as very likely being on the spectrum, possibly HFA. She's completely socially inept but honestly doesn't to care ("not worth it"), dresses "odd", and doesn't appear to filter her verbalized thoughts. Yet she does exactly what the other primary character ("Izzy") needs, but based on consciously thinking it through, not via NT-style empathy. In other words, she works really hard at being Izzy's friend - while all her prior (NT) friends simply acted on impulse and social convention.


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21 Jun 2016, 3:34 am

Zero from Holes.


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13 Apr 2017, 4:20 pm

The 2009 book, 'Generosity: An Enhancement' by Robert Powers portrays a character who probably is Aspergers.

The book also applies the genre of 'metafiction' The 'metafiction' genre may be of interest to people (myself personally) with Aspergers; as metafiction tends to apply a deconstructive, rule-based like approach towards fictional content (SEE LINK for further details).

Book Review: Generosity: An Enhancement:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books ... ney-t.html

LINK: What is Metafiction? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metafiction



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14 Apr 2017, 10:56 am

Some people think Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye is autistic. I highly doubt Salinger intended him as such, but his discontent with the "phoniness" in society rings true for me.