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Familylight sm uses this space to recommend fiction of interest to people who care about kids. 

An outstanding look at the thinking process of a child on the Autism/ PDD spectrum is a mystery story with a fictional  child with this difficultyappearing as narrator and protagonist:  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.  Wikipedia carries a nice description of the book

House Rules, by Jodi Picoult is similar, about a boy on Asperger's Syndrome whose passion is detective work and ends up being accused of a murder. 

Both of these books give excellent insight into the way children on the spectrum think. 

We will be adding more conventional fiction to our list. We invite suggestions.

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