Author(s): Kathy Hoopmann
Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers and facts but hopeless with people. Bored at school - he prefers the company of his computers, and his inly friend Guzzle. However, things change for the better. Kirstie, a girl in his class, phones him one night.
'Haze is about Seb, a teenager with Asperger's. The author clearly has an intimate knowledge of children like Seb and the way she describes his feelings and actions will strike chords with parents, social workers, care workers and teachers...I think that it could be useful for schools where staff could use it in class as a vehicle for exploring diversity and difference. It could also be reassuring for some families trying to understand the dilemmas of living with Asperger's.' -Rostrum 'As with all Kathy Hoopmann's books I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is easy to read and, once again, is a book that I expect young people with Asperger Syndrome will be able to identify with.' - Communication 'The descriptions of the various characters in this mini novel are in themselves vignettes of various problems encountered by adolescents, from cliques and alcohol consumption, to neglectful or abusive parents...The book is brief and the story is captivating enough to keep the reader's interest. By interweaving an assortment of characters throughout the story in various sub-plots, the author is able to elaborate on the intellectual and kinaesthetic experience of having Asperger's.' - Woodbury Reports Newsletter 'An absorbing and intriguing story that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of a teenage aspie perfectly...and believe me I should know!' Luke Jackson, author of Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Kathy Hoopmann lives in Australia with her husband and three children. She is the author of the Asperger Adventure series, Blue Bottle Mystery, Of Mice and Aliens, and Lisa and the Lacemaker, all of which are also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Seb; Madeline, Kristie and Jen; sleepover; rituals; the invitation; movies; grandma; people from the inside; violation; a life worth living; naughty boy; decisions; epilogue - after.