Our First Book Club Discussion!
The moderators and I are so excited to discuss our first book with you: The First Thing About You by one of our members Chaz Hayden.
I found it remarkable to read a book whose main character has SMA. I found a lot of similarities in Harris’s experiences when it came to the school system and nursing woes. But having SMA was a secondary plot line. Something I really love about Harris’s character is his love for colors and how he interprets them. Chaz explains in this interview how it was Harris’s way of judging people, in the same way, that people judge him for being disabled. I thought that was an interesting way of portraying it. I hope it made non-disabled readers think twice.
Did you enjoy the book? In what ways have you related to Harris’s life? Let’s start our first book discussion!