Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Young Adult, Karole Cozzo, High School, Teen Romance, Friendship, Family, Autism

Document Type

Book Review


Jordyn is terrified that her autistic brother will ruin her friendships and social life in high school. Even if it means pulling away from her friends and the boy that she likes, she will do whatever it takes to avoid associations with her brother, Phillip. While she navigates school and her feelings for Alex, a boy she kissed a while ago and then told she wasn’t interested, her life changes when the school Phillip goes to has to send him to her high school temporarily. Over time, she realizes that her brother has taught her a lot and might even be able to teach her how to say “I love you” to the people she cares the most about.