A Boy Like No Other is a heartwarming tale of a nonverbal autistic boy who finds solace in the company of chimpanzees. He learns to communicate with them during the turmoil of his parents’ grueling custody dispute. The author went a long way in relaying the reality of nonverbal autism, in a loving and respectful way. I really appreciate the way in which she broke the stigmas of autism. It’s a very touching story, and although the outcome may not be exactly what the reader anticipated, I really enjoyed it and will reread it probably ten times more. It’s truly one of a kind and absolutely beautiful. – Amazon Review
Chris’s ex-wife sues for full custody of Tommy, who is autistic and only enjoys communing with the local chimps. How can Chris save Tommy’s world?
Chris Crutcher has lost nearly everything. His divorce—or the “uncivil war” as he calls it—started the downward spiral two years ago. He’s remained strong in the face of mounting child support bills and dwindling job prospects. But now, his ex-wife threatens to take away his only treasure: his son.
Eight-year-old Tommy is autistic and does not speak to people. Instead, he finds happiness by routinely communicating with the chimpanzees at a local primatology center in San Diego.
Chris’s ex-wife wants to take Tommy away from not only his father, but also his source of joy. Will Chris be able to protect Tommy’s way of life? Or will everything be disrupted?
Like No Other Boy is an optimistic and hopeful story that showcases the full spectrum of the fatherhood experience: dreams, success, failure, fear, and love. In this story, Center also incorporates scientific concepts about communication barriers, autism spectrum disorder, and how humans connect to animals.
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“Like No Other Boy finds true beauty in the moving love of fathers for sons in this emotional tale of a single father fighting for the happiness of his autistic child.” —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Larry Center has always been fascinated by the relationships between humans and animals. He is inrigued with the idea of language development in children and the power of animal communication, the possibility that perhaps there is a layer where they both meet. Perhaps there’s more to communication than meets the ear. He has a degree in philosophy and tends to look at the world through a lens that questions reality, its limits and boundaries. He writes his novels listening to the music of Don Henley in the background. He is hard at work on other novels.