Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.
Enter the world of Marcelo, a 17 year old with an Asperger-like condition. Marcelo is looking forward to his summer job working at his school's therapeutic riding stables. That is until his father insists he enter the "real world". Heartbroken Marcelo is thrust into a work world of his father's powerful law firm. When he finds a photo of a girl injured by the negligence of his father's biggest client, he must decide whether to try to right the wrong. In one incredibly well-crafted novel you will discover a love story, a legal thriller, and a connection that inspires you to fight for what is right. While published for young adults, this is a must read for adults as well.
-- by Karol S.