[ kindle / Pdf ] Eye Contact BY Cammie McGovern

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Adam a nine year old autistic boy is discovered hiding near to the body of his murdered classmate Now the police are relying on Adam as the only witness to I m honestly sort of neutral about my opinion on this book While Eye Contact is not a badly written book and does have a compelling mystery to unfold I m not sure I agreed with or liked the way it portrayed an autistic child Stooping to typical tropes and stereotypes about the silent witness if you ve ever watched the Cold Case episode Saving Sammy or read House Rules by Jodi Picoult you ll find that the autistic child involved with a crime scene is a fairly common way for writers to add an extra element of mystiue to fiction the nonverbal or almost nonverbal child staring off into space who knows something they re not telling you Not only is this really not an accurate representation of autism or asperger s but in the case of Eye Contact we get a character who was written simply for the purpose of being there and being autistic while his mother is the one who truly becomes the most interesting and main character of the book trying to uncover things on her own It would be nice to see a book with an autistic character who isn t just autistic Who s not defined by a label but instead by what they do and how they act in the story To be fair not every autistic person is the same but as usual this book falls into the trap of focusing so much on Adam s autism that we never as readers get a full picture of who he is as a human beingThere isn t a great deal of character development or a hugely complex story here in general so it just seemed like a very basic thriller Not bad not great sort of in between It has some strong dramatic and emotional moments but there were so many false leads and odd eventscharacters that seemed to just be thrown in without going anywhere This didn t really add any intrigue but instead just made it very confusing and unclear going off track and dragging readers from one suspect to the next with no rhyme or reason We get no pieces to a puzzle but instead all these potentially very interesting characters who uickly get cast aside and a mystery itself which starts out brilliantly but ends in a very dull sort of way I won t reveal what happens but I will say it seemed like a really bizarre choice for a book that was supposed to carry a powerful message to end on such an abrupt and random plot twist Fire and Desire unfold I m not sure I agreed with or liked the way it portrayed an autistic child Stooping to typical tropes and stereotypes about the silent witness if you ve ever watched the Cold Case episode Saving Sammy or read House Rules by Jodi Picoult you ll find that the autistic child involved with a crime scene is a fairly common way for writers to add an extra element of mystiue to fiction the nonverbal or almost nonverbal child staring off into space who knows something they re not telling you Not only is this really not an accurate representation of autism or asperger s but in the case of Eye Contact we get a character who was written simply for the purpose of being there and being autistic while his mother is the one who truly becomes the most interesting and main character of the book trying to The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uncover things on her own It would be nice to see a book with an autistic character who isn t just autistic Who s not defined by a label but instead by what they do and how they act in the story To be fair not every autistic person is the same but as The Illusionists usual this book falls into the trap of focusing so much on Adam s autism that we never as readers get a full picture of who he is as a human beingThere isn t a great deal of character development or a hugely complex story here in general so it just seemed like a very basic thriller Not bad not great sort of in between It has some strong dramatic and emotional moments but there were so many false leads and odd eventscharacters that seemed to just be thrown in without going anywhere This didn t really add any intrigue but instead just made it very confusing and Planet of the Bugs unclear going off track and dragging readers from one suspect to the next with no rhyme or reason We get no pieces to a puzzle but instead all these potentially very interesting characters who Fishes of the Open Ocean uickly get cast aside and a mystery itself which starts out brilliantly but ends in a very dull sort of way I won t reveal what happens but I will say it seemed like a really bizarre choice for a book that was supposed to carry a powerful message to end on such an abrupt and random plot twist

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Cara his mother knows only too wellA young girl has been murdered and the only witness is a child who cannot tell what he saw In the woods of a small town I have no clue why I wasted my time and finished this book It was all over the place and I was almost to the point where I don t even think the author knew who the killer was going to be until the last second The book just did not fit for me It was like a stew was mixed together and whatever was in the fridge was added to the story Edouard Manet until the last second The book just did not fit for me It was like a stew was mixed together and whatever was in the fridge was added to the story

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An appalling crime But he can't tell the police what he saw or what he heard Barely verbal on the best of days Adam has retreated into a silent world that I ve waited a while to write my review giving myself a chance to really digest what I thought of this book I think it s because I wanted to give it a high rating and my initial reaction was not to do so However it s been a week and I m still feeling like it was an eh kind of book It felt like this book wasn t exactly sure what to be There s a portion devoted to a family dealing with Autism There s a portion dealing with broken relationships and then there is the murder mystery I think the whole thing could have been handled a lot differently for the better The relationships never fully develop to a satisfying point and honestly there are just too many people to keep track of I think conceptually she might have been trying to show the connections we all have with people and the complexity of relationships but it came across as confusing and unconvincing There were bright points in the observations and actions of the autistic main character and his relationships However the leaps made in how his behavior were clues to this murder seemed forced and unrealistic However I was mostly going along with it and enjoying the book until it reached it s peak and we had the whole solving of the crime Good Lord it was convoluted It was like some cheap paperback mystery was dropped in as the ending of the book and the real ending was removed Whoever wrote the review that s on the book comparing it to The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night Time was delusional There is not one single thing to draw comparison to from a literary perspective They both have autistic characters and that was it Unfortunately this wasn t a highlight book for me


10 thoughts on “Eye Contact

  1. says:

    Eye Contact wants to be two books The better book follows the path of acceptance and eventual albeit limited understanding between Adam a nine year old autistic boy and his mother Cara The novel starts strongly with these two especially in illuminating Adam’s thought processes and in describing the mother’s difficult work of encouraging

  2. says:

    I'm honestly sort of neutral about my opinion on this book While Eye Contact is not a badly written book and does have a compelling mystery to unfold I'm not sure I agreed with or liked the way it portrayed an autistic child Stooping to typical tropes and stereotypes about the silent witness if you've ever watched the Cold Case episode Saving Sammy or read House Rules by Jodi Picoult you'll find that the autistic chil

  3. says:

    It was all right but kind of frustrating I had pretty significant issues with the plot Her knowledge of autism and ability to incorporate that into fiction is excellent and her writing for Adam is the highlight of the book by far The book is i

  4. says:

    This book went in waves of being good and confusing Also a little unrealistic at partsThroughout the whole book I struggled because the chapters were extremely long and the book is from multiple point of views That's not a great combination I had a hard time keeping everyone straight Eventually I did learn the ch

  5. says:

    Eye Contact was a pretty good book but it’s also kind of hard to write a review for I’m just kind of hesitant to write this because it’s another book I’ve read that deals with a kid having autism and I’m very picky about th

  6. says:

    I've waited a while to write my review giving myself a chance to really digest what I thought of this book I think it's because I wanted to give it a high rating and my initial reaction was not to do so However it's been a week and I'm still feeling like it was an eh kind of book It felt like this book wasn't exactly sure what to be There's a portion devoted to a family dealing with Autism There's a portion de

  7. says:

    This book was all over the place It has potential if it had been focused The bits about autism were interesting there were too many characters so that none could be fully developed It tried to be murder mystery informative autistic book love story and drama None of it was pulled off well It wasn't terrible but it really wasn't very good

  8. says:

    I have no clue why I wasted my time and finished this book It was all over the place and I was almost to the point where I don't even think the author knew who the killer was going to be until the last second The book just did not fit for me It was like a stew was mixed together and whatever was in the fridge was added to the story

  9. says:

    This book was amazing the very description of a thriller Little clues were in the entire body of the book and putting them together on the journey through the book was simultaneously exhilarating and chilling The characters felt incredibly real and the revelation on the last page was genuinely sweet enough to bring tears to my eyes I'm so gl

  10. says:

    This afternoon I finished reading Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern The only thing I knew about this book was that it was a pyschological thriller I liked the cover of the book as it was a blurry and eerie picture of a girl standing in the woodsThis uick reading novel seems to be about a young girl new to town that gets murdered in the woods nea

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