Well A Boy Called Bat has nothing to do with him.
It just reminded me of him. The name only.
I really like Elana K. Arnold's Burning and A Question of Miracles. I loved them, actually and so I was excited to see ABCB. It was a really good look into the world of a kid with exceptional abilities. I mean, what I loved about it is that it isn't a BOOK ABOUT A KID WITH EXCEPTIONAL ABILITIES. It is a book about a kid. And this kid does have special gifts and special needs. And he also is just like every other kid, too. Because all kids have special gifts and needs. I just found it interesting, her take on the whole thing. And also that the book description, on goodreads at least, doesn't say, "BAT has X" or whatever. In other places he is described as being on the autism spectrum, but it is all very chill and low-key and respectful and real. And I am excited that it is a series!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.