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The Autistic Side of Love by Samuel Turner
A Book Review by Beverly Guest our Charity Champion

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I first met Samuel at our Charity Annual Autism’s Got Talent Show in 2021. I call it the Greatest Show on Earth and Samuel was amazing as one of the performers on stage singing ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ – the audience loved him he absolutely made us all smile and gave an uplifting performance. What a joy it was to have him there!

Then Samuel shared he had written a book. Multi-talented is Samuel – and I was so excited to read it and could not wait for it to arrive at our Charity office!

I have now had the great pleasure of reading his book and absolutely loved it. The format and font are very clear, making it user friendly for the reader to follow. The illustrations are also very clear and specifically relating to the story and text on each page.

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​The book is great for all other autistics, their families, and professionals in this field – it really is insightful into explaining quite literally ‘The Autistic side of Love.’

The book highlights how autism and love during the pandemic especially was hard.

The main character Markus was finding it tough and when a girl called Prissy from his past came back into his life, he found a new way forward despite logistical challenges living in different areas of the Country.

I love the story and how it explains their background in detail, what was individually important to the couple, how they each felt and how they came to care for each other and fall in love.

The family support and celebration at the end is also clear and so heart-warming to read. ​

​Lovely book! Samuel and everyone must be so proud of this achievement, it is brilliant! It is rare to be able to read first-hand and have a clear insight into love blossoming direct from an amazing person on the autism spectrum. Even more so to read about it during the Worlds pandemic which caused so many extra challenges for all.

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I would thoroughly recommend the book, it is informative, enlightening, inspiring and a true beautiful love story. Well done Samuel Turner!

Grab yourself a copy of this book and enjoy the sweetest love story from the perspective of an adult on the autism spectrum.

Click here to purchase your copy!

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