I LOVED this book. It's beautiful in a subtle way. It's gentle and subdued, but oh so deep. Goodness is it's message. Doing the right thing. Marcelo is special, and not because he has AS, but because he has the kindest soul I've probably ever read about. I had tears leaking out of my eyes at the end, but not because it was sad, but because it was just beautiful.
Also, it's way better than The Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I couldn't connect with the latter, but I sure connected deeply with Marcelo.
Just read it. You won't regret. You could spend time in a billion of worst places than Marcelo's head. This book is food for the soul.