This is how we are human By Louise Beech

This is how we are human By Louise Beech


Sebastian James Murphy is twenty years, six months and two days old. He loves swimming, fried eggs and Billy Ocean. Sebastian is autistic. And lonely.
 
Veronica wants her son Sebastian to be happy … she wants the world to accept him for who he is. She is also thinking about paying a professional to give him what he desperately wants.
 
Violetta is a high-class escort, who steps out into the night thinking only of money. Of her nursing degree. Paying for her dad’s care. Getting through the dark.
 
When these three lives collide – intertwine in unexpected ways – everything changes. For everyone.

My Thoughts:

I found this a very moving story about a mother’s love for her son. How far would you go for your son’s needs? Sebastian is a twenty year old man who has autism, he loves to swim and listen to music but he is lonely. His mum only wants what’s best for her son and wishes the world would accept him for who he is. Then she meets Violetta who changes his world completely. But what would he think of his mum if she knew she was paying her? I think that the topic that is discussed is quite a topical one but I found it interesting to learn more about autism as I didn’t know much about it before reading this book. I feel it is a well written story which makes you think about what you would do if you were in that situation. There seems to have been a lot of research gone into the book too.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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