Anything But Typical

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Character Analysis

Jason Blake is a autistic boy, who's world is just upside down. He lives with his mother, father and little brother Jermey. Jason's mother believes that one day he will find a girlfriend/friend, but Jason doesn't have that much confidence. Jason spends most of his time of a website called storyboard. He really enjoys this site, and its kinda like his personal escape from the real world.


When Jason meet "Phoenix Bird" or as known as Rebecca online, Jason gets some hope and confidence. Rebecca starts writing to Jason, and then Jason realizes Rebecca is a girl. Considering Jason has autism and doesn't really talk, Jason gets happy when a girl likes his story. He starts writing back and helping her with her stories. The only problem is Jason doesn't want Rebecca to know he has autism, because he does't want Rebecca to think he's different.

One thing Jason has always wanted to do is go to the storyboard convention. When he found out that he was going, he was ecstatic! When he found out Rebecca was going, he wasn't to ecstatic. Considering he didn't want Rebecca to see his autism, he didn't want to go. He also didn't want to tell his parents, because he knew how much money they paid for it and how excited they seemed for him. When Jason gets to the convention, he ends up meeting Rebecca. At first Rebecca is a little surprised at him being autistic, but she learns to except him for being that way.

Character Traits


I do recommend this book to other readers. I'm not gonna lie at some parts of the book I thought it was maybe a little confusing but I eventually broke it down and understood it.

This is a great book for young readers like me,because it teachers us to be grateful for the things we have. I think everyone should give this book a try.