The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.
Grace has Asperger’s and her own way of looking at the world. She’s got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that’s pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn’t make much sense to her any more.
Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it’s up to Grace to fix it on her own.
I was really excited to read this book before I picked it up! I’ve had it for ages and have seen so much about it on Twitter so I don’t really know why it took me so long to get around to it.
But I have to say, I wasn’t exactly disappointed with it but I just expected more. It’s not like I didn’t enjoy this book because I did. I just think I was anticipating enjoying it a lot more. Grace, as a main character, was unpredictable yet hilarious! I loved the representation of autism in this book because it 100% doesn’t get enough representation in books or media today.
As for the plot, I’m afraid to say it didn’t really do a lot for me. I did kind of find it quite bland and, I don’t know…safe perhaps? I just felt like I knew how it would end when I started it. The tension between Grace and her Mum was brilliantly written and I enjoyed that aspect of the book, though the romance with Gabe wasn’t exactly the plot that stood out to me as much as I thought it would.
Gah, I know this is a really short review guys but I feel like I don’t really have a lot to say about this! Unfortunately it wasn’t the best but I did enjoy being introduced to Rachael Lucas’s writing and characters and will definitely be checking out her next book, My Box-Shaped Heart and giving it a chance!