Stork, Francisco X.
MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD
New York : Levine Books, 2009
Marcelo, a 17 year old boy with autism-like behavior. Follow Marcelo as
he struggles to answer the questions, “What is truth?” “How do you tell
right from wrong?” “What if a good person does a bad thing; does that make
him bad?” Marcelo has the answers to these questions and more when he spends
the summer in the “real world” of his father’s law firm. Here he meets
Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of
another partner in the firm. Here he learns about competition and jealousy,
anger and desire, and romance and injustice. These experiences truly connect
Marcelo to the “real world.”
Prepared by: Sarah Trani, Media Specialist, Fairfield Central High School for South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees, 2010-2011
Autism -- Fiction.
Asperger's syndrome -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.