When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger

When My Heart Joins the Thousand

Obviously I’m not what most people would describe as happy. But that has nothing to do with anything. Happiness is not a priority. Survival is.Alvie Fitz doesn’t fit in, and she doesn’t care. She’s spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers. Adjust, adapt. Pretend to be normal. It sounds so easy.If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she’ll be legally emancipated. Free. B...

Details When My Heart Joins the Thousand

TitleWhen My Heart Joins the Thousand
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Mental Health, Mental Illness

Reviews When My Heart Joins the Thousand

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    I want to preface this review by saying that I am not autistic, not do I suffer from the disability that Stanley suffers from, and I can only speak as an outsider looking in; however, any and all own-voice opinions and reviews would be welcomed and I would be happy to boost your review if you DM me or drop me a comment! Why did everyone act like it was my fault when the other kids bullied me? Why was I always the one who had to change? Going int...
  • Sam Kozbial
    Whoa! That was gut punch. Some tears were shed, but by the end, they were happy tears. Full review to follow.*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
  • Madison
    When My Heart Joins The Thousand offers a beautiful insight into growing up and learning to accept your self.Alvie has only another year until she will legally be free - free from fear of being returned to the foster care system, free to continue living on her own terms, free from the continual assessment of others as seeing her as something different, something other. When a young man enters the sphere of her daily routine she is at first shaken...
  • Lisa
    This book did an excellent job of making me care about its characters. Alvie is a 17-year old girl with Asperger's, and her journey is one that is emotional and awful and beautiful. I so rooted for her!I'm so glad that books like this one and TV shows like Atypical are depicting those on the autism scale who seem often misunderstood and mistreated. It feels like a small glimpse into their lives, and I appreciated this book's unflinching look ther...
  • Jamie
    Well that was equal parts beautiful and harrowing. As all good YA is, I suppose. That said, it's the third book I've read in 36 hours with a female first-person protagonist suffering from social anxiety or mental illness or autism or etc. I need a break.
  • Lisa
    MY RATING: 4/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book guys. This book made ripped me open, exposed the ugliest bits of me, made me cry and laugh, made me feel, and made me everything. My Heart Joins the Thousand has got to be my favourite read this entire year so far and I know 2018 just started but I know it'll be a top favourite book of mine by the time December comes along. My Heart Joins the Th...
  • Dayla
    This was so ridiculous adorable, but heart wrenching. RTC!
  • Andrew
    This book is a new essential addition to any contemporary fan's library. Alvie is an independent girl with Asperger's who is in the process of seeking emancipation to stay out of a group home. She knows everything about animals, and her favorite book is Watership Down. Asperger's and autism in girls and women is something that many don't seem to understand or even know about at all, and is often left undiagnosed. I am thrilled that this book not ...
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    Full RTC closer to release date.Do you know when the last time I cried happy tear? It's only happened once... Favorite book of 2018 don't @me .*I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review*
  • Julie
    This was a fast read but very sad with all the issues in this book. two outcasts find love with each other. One has bones that break easily and one has asperger's . I liked that the romance happened slowly and loved that alvie had support through the social worker. She had a very rough life and didn't really get the love that she needed. I now need to read watership down since this book was brought many times.