Carry the Ocean

Carry the Ocean - Heidi Cullinan 4.5 stars. Heidi Cullinan gets inside the heads of autistic savant Emmet and depressive Jeremey and brings them to life. Emmet's supportive parents contrast with Jeremey's disastrous ones. The boys strive to carve out a future together despite the hurdles they must overcome.
"It's wrong of your mother to say you have to be normal. I can't be normal either. I have autism. My aunt has autism too. My dad has lactose intolerance. My mom's feet are a whole size different from each other, and her sleeves are always too short. Everone is different. Nothing in the world is the same as anything else, so how can anyone be normal?"