This is My Life

Swedish title: Detta är mitt liv

Category: Children / Fiction 12-15

Pub date: 25-03-2019

This is My Life

Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Anneli Furmark

Every year Sophia yearns to go to summer camp. Her biggest dream is to be with the other kids, “the normal ones” as she calls them. But it is not so simple when you are not ordinary. Sophia is autistic. On her birthday, she suddenly decides to escape from exclusion by holding a speech about her life.

This is a richly illustrated book about exclusion and autism by Rose Lagercrantz and Anneli Furmark. A book about being fourteen and never feeling like everyone else. About trying to fit in, but still standing on the side. But also a book about all those who say they want to include, but still do not do so. Those who do not see their fellow human beings.

Mathilde Coffy