Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Iris Grace: A Book Review

I picked up Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family written by Arabella Carter-Johnson back in December of 2017—another BookBub deal. This book came out in April of that same year.

Honestly, I picked up this book because there was a cat on the cover. Yes, I’m shallow like that.

Iris Grace

However, the reason I didn’t read this book sooner…is because of the cat on the cover! Yes, I’m also shallow like that, too!

I actually clicked on this book in my Kindle library by mistake. (I meant to click on the one beside it.) I thought this book was going to be a “fluff read,” but then…sometimes it’s okay to read a book like that. I decided to go with it!

This book is NOT a fluff book. It’s a memoir of a family with a daughter with severe autism. This book chronicles the first five years of Iris Grace’s life. While this book probably isn’t for everyone, I LOVED it! I think anyone who knows a child on the Asperger/Autism Spectrum would probably enjoy this memoir. And cat lovers! If you don’t like cats, you probably will have a difficult time relating to the cat chapters. (I love cats!)

The artwork and photos in this book are BEAUTIFUL! Her family used art and music therapy. The images Iris Grace has created are gorgeious!

You can buy copies of Iris Grace’s paintings on the book’s website.  You can click THIS LINK to check out her home page.

Thank you for sharing your story, Arabella Carter-Johnson.  I think this is the type of book that can really bring awareness and hope to parents with children on the Asperger/Autism Spectrum.

xo Juli


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