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Hello and welcome to our book's blog. How David Met Sarah is the story of a young man with Down Syndrome who falls in love with a young woman with autism. What makes How David Met Sarah different from any of my previous work is that I wrote the book for my youngest brother. He is 36 and has Down Syndrome.
I wrote How David Met Sarah with two goals in mind: to give my brother a story he could read and enjoy on his own, as well as one that had a hero with which he could identify. Like the main character in the story, my brother lives at home with his parents, works in a mail room and has even been in love.
I didn't intend to publish the story at first. My brother loved the initial chapters, and that was enough to encourage me to complete it. But one day I needed a sample manuscript to use at a writing workshop. The only work in progress I had to share was this one. I used the opening chapters in the workshop, and the response was so positive, I was encouraged to share the story with everyone.
How David Met Sarah is a story that is not only accessible to those with developmental disabilities, but also offers insight into what it's like to live with such a disability. My brother and I hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks for stopping by....Annie Kelleher (and David Kelly)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thanks, Chris Burke!

How David Met Sarah is terrific. I think the character of David has a lot of heart, is full of happiness and is very thoughtful.  Despite his disability, he has a lot of personality and ability.  I like the story about David’s relationship with his parents and his independence.  I thought that it was difficult for Sarah to accept David in her life, but in her heart she will be there for him.  It’s not about his disability but her ability to grow to trust him as a friend. Anne Kelleher wrote from her experience of what it’s like to have a brother with a disability, and I think this concept is very worthwhile.  If you want my advice, you should read this book about the world of young adults with Down syndrome.

“Corky” from Life Goes On and Goodwill Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society
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