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The NoSunday Times and New York Times bestseller It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human Andrew Solomon, The TimesWritten by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understandingDavid Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki s book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little understood condition It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspectiveThe book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki s words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny


13 thoughts on “The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism

  1. Juri Jakob Juri Jakob says:

    Als Eltern eines nicht verbalen Autisten sind Autoren wie Naoki Higashida f r uns besonders wertvoll, insofern sie uns gewisse Einblicke erlauben, uns immer wieder vor Augen f rhren, was unser Sohn t glich f r einen epischen Kampf f hrt und uns immer wieder anregen, noch mehr Geduld zu haben, uns noch mehr anzustrengen aber vor allem immer den Fokus auf einem liebevollen Umgang zu haben Wir sind so dankbar, f r seine wirklich guten Erkl rungen f r bestimmte Verhaltensweisen auch unseres Sohnes, und gleichzeitig praktischen Ideen, wie wir vielleicht noch besser werden k nnen Eines der wichtigsten B cher in einer schweren Zeit, das wir auch schon mehrfach weiterempfohlen haben,weil es unsere Lebensqualit t als Familie mit Autismus nachhaltig verbessert hat Wir haben Interessierten schon seitenweise Texte am Telefon vorgelesen oder bersetzt und sind jedesmal wieder begeistert und dankbar.


  2. Sascha Wetzel Sascha Wetzel says:

    Ich muss gestehen, dass ich das Buch lediglich gekauft habe, da es von meinem Lieblingsautor David Mitchell bersetzt wurde ein Buch, f r dessen bersetzung er seine Zeit opfert, kann schlie lich nicht schlecht sein Mit Autismus hatte ich mich nie intensiv auseinandergesetzt dementsprechend hatte ich auch einen konventionellen Roman erwartet.Das Buch ist eine Sammlung von Fragen ber Autismus, welche vom 13 j hrigen autistischen Autor Naoki Higashida beantwortet werden Die Antwort auf jede der ca 60 Fragen nimmt in etwa eine Seite ein Au erdem befinden sich im Mittelteil und am Ende des Buches selbstgeschriebene Kurzgeschichten.In Anbetracht des schweren Autismus des Autors, welcher gr tenteils nur durch die Tastatur mit seiner Au enwelt kommunizieren kann, ist dieses Werk sicherlich eine beachtliche schriftstellerische Leistung.F r mich war das Buch nur ein mittelm iger Genuss, jedoch ist dies sicherlich mit meinem fehlenden Interesse bzw mit der fehlenden Verkn pfung meiner Lebenswelt mit dem Thema Autismus verbunden Etliche der Fragen berschneiden sich inhaltlich stark z.B Q5 Why do you do things you shouldn t even when you ve been told a million times not to und Q52 Why don t you do what you re supposed to do, even after being told a million times Au erdem sind manche Antworten eher unbefriedigend schlie lich ist der Autor letztlich ein 13 j hriger Junge, der ebenso wenig wie Sie oder ich die Antworten auf alle Fragen besitzt oder seltsam esoterisch la Autisten sind Zeitreisende aus einer weit entfernten Vergangenheit, die sich nach einer Zeit zur cksehnen, als alle Lebewesen noch im Wasser lebten.Meine Einsch tzung liest sich jedoch viel zu negativ und wird dem Buch nicht gerecht Ich bin mir sicher, dass das Buch f r Menschen, die in irgendeiner Form vom Autismus betroffen sind, unsch tzbar interessant ist schlie lich gew hrt sie Einlass in eine Gedankenwelt, die uns sonst verschlossen bleibt F r Eltern von autistischen Kindern mag es eine M glichkeit sein, die Handlungen und Probleme ihres Kindes besser nachvollziehen zu k nnen und auch mich hat das Buch dazu gebracht, mich n her mit dem Thema Autismus auseinanderzusetzen.Ich empfehle jedem, der des Englischen m chtig ist, dieses Buch auch auf Englisch zu lesen Man sollte beachten, dass selbst die englische Version nur noch ein Derivat der urspr nglichen Idee des Autors ist Schlie lich wurden die von Naoki gezeigten japanischen Schriftzeichen von seiner Mutter interpretiert und in Buchform gebracht und anschlie end von David Mitchell und seiner Frau Keiko aus dem Japanischen ins Englische bersetzt und angepasst Die deutsche bersetzung wiederum ist lediglich eine bersetzung der englischen Fassung und wer wei , wie viel Inhalt bei jeder bersetzung verloren geht


  3. Rosa Frei Rosa Frei says:

    This remarkable book The Reason I Jump sheds light on a world, until not so long ago, completely closed to us the inner world of Autism The young author Naoki Higashida, diagnosed as autistic at the age of 5, was only 13 years old when he wrote this book, giving us a unique inside into Autism The book, written in a question and answer style, is a rare and honest reflection of the thoughts of Higashida, giving us explanations and advice on how to deal with autistic children and their special needs It encourages the understanding and hopefully helps many parents and teachers to better accept the different behaviour of autistic children A powerful book


  4. Maria Maria says:

    This book should belong to the compulsory reading list to anyone that even remotely has a connection with an Autistic person It allows a wonderful understanding of the world of a beautiful child that finds himself struggling every day with the challenges of his condition, including the things that cause him joy, the way he struggles not to be a burden for others, and how he feels crushed when he realizes he cannot be understood, and is not behaving as others expect It disproves completely the widely spread belief that Autistic persons are incapable of empathy, and shows instead remarkable understanding, and compassion for others.


  5. Martin Martin says:

    Das Buch gibt Einblicke in die Welt von Naoki Higashida, einem 13 J hrigen Jungen aus Japan mit Autismus Er hat das Buch mit Hilfe einer selbstentwickelten Buchstabentafel selbst geschrieben Heute unterh lt er einen eigenen Blog und hat noch weitere B cher ver ffentlicht.Das Buch bietet einen sehr spannenden und bereichernder Ausflug in einen uns unbekannte Welt und l dt uns immer wieder zu einem Perspektivenwechsel ein Teile des Buches sind in sehr praktischer Form f r das Zusammenleben gehalten, w hrend andere sich mit der Natur des Verst ndnis der Welt befassen Die Frage wie weit die Eindr cke des Autors von der Jugend oder vom Autismus gepr gt sind, kann nicht abschliessend gekl rt werden, muss sie aber auch nicht.Das Buch ist in einem einfachen Englisch in Frage und Antwort Form geschrieben, bersetzt aus dem Japanischen Diese Doppel bersetzung aus seiner Welt und ins Englische bringt einige Schwierigkeiten mit sich, nichts desto trotz ist das Buch sehr lesenswert.


  6. cookson cookson says:

    I work with Autistic students and have read many book about Autism This was an eye opener for me I have promoted the book amongst my colleagues it is unlike any other book that I have read I Highly recommend it.


  7. Allisha mck Allisha mck says:

    If I could give this book stars i really would I have learnt about autism an learnt ways to understand my son than I did on the many courses I went on Amazing book made me very tearful I cried for days after and changed my whole mindset I have made so many people read the book an they have learnt so much I even had to order copies because so many people wanted to read it Defiantly buy it u won t regret it.


  8. zabou5 zabou5 says:

    I am so impressed by the common sense and straightforwardness of its young author at the time..only 13 but yet he is able to invite his readers to have a glimpse of the autistic mind, leaving his own ajar for a while to be a bridge between us and the neurotypical world on behalf of so many I have read a few books written by a few specialists in autism, the one talking the talk and walking the walk but this one is particularly emotional for me and went straight to my soul I hope this book will dismantle a few preconceived ideas people take for certain and allow the people of good will to see for the time of the reading the colours of our world, its sensitivity, its emotions too raw too often and realise we too are alive in these society, craving to be heard and acknowledged but too often dismissed before being given a chance I hope this book gives you the same immense and emotional pleasure that I have experienced reading it.


  9. Marbeth lynch Marbeth lynch says:

    I got from this book than the hours of trawling the web and reading so called experts to try and understand how people with autism think Who better than Naoki who has autism and articulately tells it how it is, with humour, heart and soul This is one of the most inspirational books I ve read and has helped immeasurably to relate better to my son and alleviate fears for his future I highly recommend this book to everyone as we all come into contact with people with autism and there s a lot so called normal folk can learn from them.


  10. Marco Rossini Marco Rossini says:

    This is a beautiful book written by a Japanese boy who can t talk because of his autism But he learned with his mother how to communicate with others in writing, and he managed to reveal his inner world that nobody had known existed inside him until then He narrates what autistic children are feeling and thinking about in different situations, why they behave in a way ordinary and healthy people don t understand He tells a story that reflects his inner world in the most beautiful as well as insightful way.I read the original version in Japanese first, which was full of extremely touching words, and I think this English version, offered by David Mitchell and his Japanese wife, Keiko, is translated in a faithful manner to the original version, and it offers a great opportunity for the readers in the world to understand the inner world of autistic children This book has achieved to bring up the awareness of other healthy people who read it to the level that they ve never imagined what autistic children could feel or think This book can also enlighten many people who can only judge others by observing whether they re able to behave and react in a normal way Autistic children may react differently in certain situations, but the young Higashida has managed to reveal what those children are actually feeling and trying to do, and how they want to be seen.This is a must read book as it teaches so much and will enlighten the people who read it.


  11. Mrs A Holtam Mrs A Holtam says:

    I read this book cover to cover from the moment I picked it up It s written as a series of questions we often ask our children when their behaviour is unexpected Instead of the shrug I often get from my son, this had an answer that kind of describes the way a child s mind can work Some of the answers were similar to conversations I ve had with my son, hence the book was so compelling An easy read.


  12. Jodi Fern Jodi Fern says:

    I found this book informative to a certain extent Obviously his Autism is not the same as anyone elses but I was able to get some good ideas for my own child I did find the foreword distressing and very negative but Naoki was positive about living with Autism I would recommend this book for any wishing to get an insight in to the mind of someone with Autism.


  13. Mica Gabriel Mica Gabriel says:

    I was working with kids with autism and I could pin point most, if not all, of the traits mentioned in this book to some of the kids Before, I found these traits cute, but after reading this book, I saw those traits with a lot heart because at the end of the day, they re kids that view the world so uniquely and wonderfully yet they re misunderstood Everyone, even if you don t work or have kids with autism, should read this It ll change your life.