What are the best fiction books about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

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    #1600 Hours of Edward

    600 Hours of Edward

    600 Hours of Edward is a heartwarming novel by Craig Lancaster about a man suffering from Asperger's Syndrom and obsessive-compulsive disorder and how his life was changed by a stranger and her daughter.

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    Ronald Castillo
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I wanted to learn more about Asperger's and someone suggested 600 Hours of Edward. It's very descriptive and generally a good story. The protagonist also has OCD, which is pretty interesting to read about as well."
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    #2Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump is a New York Times Bestseller novel by Winston Groom published in 2002 by Washington Square Press. This book is adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same title.

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    Vincent Schultz
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Number one book in the topic by far. A classic story and wide in scope and character depth. A must read, don't just see the movie."
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    #3The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    Katherine Gonzalez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a classic book that definitely can be considered a coming of age story that most people could relate to. People who want to read about autism or asperger's syndrome would definitely enjoy this book, as that theme is certainly present through the story. Either way, this book can be enjoyed by young and old people alike. I like that he wrote it as a series of diary entries, so we really got to see the main character's inner thoughts and feelings and what he was experiencing in high school. Highly recommended!"
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    #4The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final book in the Millennium series. This international best-selling fiction thriller book is written by Stieg Larsson, and it was first published in 2007.

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    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is the third book of the trilogy by Stieg Larsson and provides a completely satisfying wrap up to the various sub-plots and plots in the first two books of the series. The trilogy is best read in order so if you have not read the first two books I adamantly suggest you do that first. I found myself staying up way past my bedtime and reading this book late into the evening and early morning as I could not put it down."
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    #5The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project is a contemporary romance fiction novel written by Graeme Simsion. This is the first novel in the Don Tillman series. It was published in 2013.

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    Shreyas Kapur
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I haven't read too many books that deal with Autism. With that being said The Rosie Project was a great read and even pretty humorous at times. If you're wanting to read a fiction book with a character that has autism then I'd highly recommend this. "
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    #6The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by Mark Haddon which tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy with autism trying to figure out who killed the neighbor's dog.
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    Jenny Chang
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to my little ones. I know they like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a lot. I am aware that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the best fiction book about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome."
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    #7To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Hansika Khan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is an old classic that everyone should read. It's not the best book ever, but it's a good read. "
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    #8The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Craig Castillo
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book and a lovely read. Although it does have a small thread concerning autism it is definitely not the main focus of the novel. If one is looking for a more autism centric book they should keep looking. Still a good read but not the best for this situation."
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    #9The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Joshua Peters
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "As a parent of someone on the Autism spectrum, I am always looking for a good read. I found Catcher in the Rye to really satisfy that need. I thought it really touched on emotional issues and made a ton of sense as far as the plot was concerned. This really helped me develop a new perspective."
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    #10Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf
    Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.
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    Estela Ordoñez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "While this book is incredible, and one could make a case for the lead character being autistic most certainly... that is not what this book is about. It is never mentioned within the text, and it isn't even really implied. If I were his psychoanalyst, however, I'd put him on the spectrum."
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    #11Rain Reign

    Rain Reign

    Rain Reign is a children's book written by Ann M. Martin. It tells the story of Rose, a girl with Asperger's Syndrome, and a stray dog she named Rain. After a series of mishaps, Rose discovers that Rain already belongs to someone else.

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    Iris Bai
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Rain Reign is a wonderful fictional book about Asperger's Syndrome, the story hits you right in the feels and will give children both on and off the spectrum insight into this inner world of the autistic child. I think it is wonderful and that every child should read it so they can gain wisdom and compassion."
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    #12There's More Than One Way Home

    There's More Than One Way Home

    There's More Than One Way Home is a mystery fiction novel written by Donna Levin. This novel is about Anna Kagen who has an autistic son named Jack. It is first published in  2017 by Chickadee Prince Books. 

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    Tammy Johnson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I would not recommend this book for this category. Although it is about Autism it is about politics and other things as well. Not very informative about either syndrome."

Summary

Best What are the best fiction books about Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1600 Hours of EdwardBooks 37 Paid
2Forrest GumpBooks 34 Paid
3The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 32 Paid
4The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)Books 31 Paid
5The Rosie Project (Don Tillman) Books 30 Paid
6The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeBooks 28 Paid
7To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 26 Paid
8The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 25 Paid
9The Catcher in the RyeBooks 23 Paid
10SteppenwolfBooks 23 Paid
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