Book Reviews: Jason’s Secret Books written for older children and adolescents who stutter are scarce. Jason’s Secret aims to fill this void, The book provides many opportunities for discussion. However, the challenging writing style, stereotypes, and typographical errors make it a difficult read. The main protagonist of Jason’s Secret is 10-year-old Jason boring, ... Book Review
Book Review  |   August 01, 2002
Book Reviews: Jason’s Secret
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  • Shelley Brundage
    St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
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Fluency Disorders / Book Review
Book Review   |   August 01, 2002
Book Reviews: Jason’s Secret
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2002, Vol. 12, 25-26. doi:10.1044/ffd12.2.25
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2002, Vol. 12, 25-26. doi:10.1044/ffd12.2.25
Books written for older children and adolescents who stutter are scarce. Jason’s Secret aims to fill this void, The book provides many opportunities for discussion. However, the challenging writing style, stereotypes, and typographical errors make it a difficult read.
The main protagonist of Jason’s Secret is 10-year-old Jason boring, the new kid in Millville. Jason is a chess expert, computer wiz, avid bird watcher, and an academic all-star. He lives with his father, stepmother and step-brother . Jason desperately wants to fit in at his new school and meets a friend, Ben, on the first day. However, Jason wonders “how can you get people to like you when you look like a freak when you. open your mouth?” If you have not guessed it by now, Jason’s “secret” is that he stutters.
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