I’m honestly so disappointed that I am missing out on this one that I may end up requesting it at some point anyway. Invisible Differences is a graphic novel, so I give myself a bit of leeway with these since I can read them quickly and, hopefully, review them quickly as well. I’m always on the lookout for diverse books to help expand my understanding of others and I feel like this is an incredibly important one.
Translated for the very first time in English, Invisible Differences is the deeply moving and intimate story of what it's like to live day to day with Asperger Syndrome. Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She's sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli assaults her senses, the constant chatter of her coworkers working her last nerve. Then, when one big fight with her boyfriend finds her frustrated and dejected, Marguerite finally investigates the root of her discomfor: after a journey of tough conversations with her loved ones, doctors, and the internet, she discovers that she has Aspergers. Her life is profoundly changed – for the better.