Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome

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Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Author Luke Jackson
Country England
Language English
Subject Asperger Syndrome
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date
15 August 2002
Media type Paperback
Pages 224
ISBN 978-1-84310-098-0
Followed by Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence is a non-fiction book about how it is like having Asperger Syndrome. The book was written by the then 13-year-old Luke Jackson who has Asperger Syndrome himself. Luke wrote the book because he thought that there were not enough useful things on the internet about the subject.[1]

The point of the book is to explain that it is fine to be different. Luke goes through the problems that people with Asperger Syndrome face such as trouble reading facial expressions and body language. Luke Jackson lives in a family with three brothers and three sisters and his siblings have related difficulties as well.[2]


David Worling of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry said that the book is filled with valuable information and is useful to have in a clinical library.[3]

The book received first place in Times Educational Supplement awards in 2003 for special educational needs books.[4]


  1. ^ "Bilingual book tackles Asperger's". BBC News. 6 June 2005. 
  2. ^ Kamlyn Haynes, Jeffrey Geller (-1 November 2004). "Book Reviews: Personal Accounts: Asperger Syndrome". Psychiatric Services.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ David Worling (2005). "Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence". Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 14 (3): 85. PMC 2542912Freely accessible. 
  4. ^ Geraldine Brennan (24 October 2003). "Everyone is good at something". TES-Newspaper. 

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