Kim’s August Recommendation

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork


Kim says: “This is required reading for all incoming freshmen at OPRF High School and since my daughter was reading it, I picked it up and couldn’t put it down.  Marcello is a wonderful, interesting character you will not soon forget.  His lawyer father wants him to break out of his more protected special needs school and experience “the real world”.   This will leave you pondering the nature of “the real world” and the personal bravery it takes to find your place in your own real world.”



Similar Title

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine – The female main character Caitlin, like Marcello, has Asperger’s. Caitlin struggles to make sense of the world after her older brother Devon dies.

For more information on Oak Park River Forest High School’s summer reading list, visit this site.


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