“Unforgiving, The Memoir of an Asperger Teen” by Margaret Jean Adam

The memoir’s brave narrative, an inviting of mix diary excerpts and personal reflection along with some of her own very moving poetry, offers a clear view into the workings of the Asperger mind. One of the syndrome's hallmark symptoms is a lack of the ability to understand the subtleties of non-verbal communication. Social cues such as body language and facial expressions are opaque to its victims, whose resultant awkward and seemingly inappropriate behavior can leave them feeling isolated and misunderstood.