"Just Finn, by Paz Ellis, is a young adult novel about an 18-year-old named Finn. He’s had it tough, with rotten parents and a condition he thought made him into a worthless human being. At 18, he’s kicked out of his house and his nightmares increase as he moves into a local shelter for the homeless. But along comes a doctor, a priest, and other new friends who help him restore his life. Scratch that. They help him create a life he’s never had.
This book is unique in two ways. First, it allows those of us who don’t have autism to have an insight into the brain of one who does. We begin to understand why Finn acts the ways he does, and allows us as readers to sympathize. But more important, the book show those of us who do not have this condition, how to act and respond toward people like Finn. It is an excellent teaching tool that role-plays the positive ways that you and I can make and keep friends like Finn. The author’s experience in growing up with a brother with Asperger Syndrome shows she knows what she writes, sharing her life lessons and creating a gift for us, the reader.
The story itself is character driven, funny, and it flows well. You’ll find yourself cheering for all those who try to make Finn’s life a positive one. And the author promises more to come. I look forward to reading how Finn’s life progresses. Highly recommended." ~Avid Reader
Paz Ellis writes in several genres and loves to read and support fellow authors.