I just finished this great book about autistic women and autism. I’d like to thank NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Camouflage by Sarah Bargiela
- Illustrator: Sophie Standing
- Genre: Non-fiction, Graphic Novels
- Pages: 48
- My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5!
- Plot: Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood. It is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of women with autism, using real-life case studies. The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking behaviours to communication online, dealing with social pressures and managing relationships. Fun, sensitive and informative, this is a fantastic resource for anyone who wishes to understand how gender affects autism, and how to create safer, more accommodating environments for women on the spectrum.
I was looking for some cool graphic novels on NetGalley when this gorgeous cover caught my eye! This book is about autism and autistic women. I’ve always been very curious about how the human brain works. I had already read some articles about autism and the fact that usually autistic women camouflage better.
This novel analyzes in depth what it means to have autism and the differences between autistic men and women. It covers some issues in the tests for women. It also features 4 autobiographies about their lives and diagnosis. I loved hearing about their experience with the diagnosis. In fact sometimes autism can be confused with anxiety, depression.
The writing was simple, but with some technical terms. I loved the illustrations and Sophie Standing’s lovely style! Sophie had already illustrate many books about forgiveness, trauma, anxiety and pain, so if you like her style like me, you should definitely check them out (you can find them here).
- Plot: 4 out ot 5
- Illustrations: 5 out of 5
- Writing: 4 out of 5
- Interest: 5 out of 5
- Diversity: 4 out of 5
This was a lovely, quick and interesting read about autism and autistic women. I think everyone interested in autism, how gender affects autism or psychology should read this graphic novel! Even if you feel different but can’t figure out why, this could help you (even if you should definitely ask a professional) understand if you, or someone close to you, have autism.
So what do you think about the book? Have you read it?
Thank you for reading,
One thought on “Review: Camouflage – The Hidden Lives Of Autistic Women by Sarah Bargiela”
Grace Clark 03/11/2018
This sounds like a very interesting book. I’m always looking to read more diverse books. Great review!