This is the final book in Jan Crossen's fictional trilogy inspired by her adopted son, Joshua. Like many teens, Josh struggles to understand his identity. He is a handsome and charismatic guy with a fabulous smile. Josh has a normal IQ, but experiences social, academic, and behavioral issues that are difficult to understand. Joshua reunites with his birth family members and realizes that he has an invisible disability. Josh has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which is brain damage caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Josh must find a way to manage his disability and achieve his dreams.
The novel is written for preteens, teenagers, young adults, and those with low reading skills and is appropriate for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their parents, teachers, therapists, and social workers. Due to the sensitivity of issues raised, prescreening is recommended. As this novel is set in the United States, some references have an American historical focus.
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