83 pages 2 hours read

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Anything But Typical

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2009

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Answer Key

Chapters 1-5

Reading Check

1. Third grade (Chapter 1)

2. Seven (Chapter 2)

3. A random word (Chapter 3)

Short Answer

1. Jeremy is afraid of bananas, wearing sandals, and having his food touch on his plate. Jason and Jeremy’s parents think that Jeremy learned these strange behaviors from Jason. (Chapter 4)

2. Jason is fixated on letters in part because he is autistic and tends to become obsessed with or fixated on certain subjects. He is also obsessed with mastering letters and written language because that is the only way he is able to express himself, since he is otherwise non-verbal. Without his writing, Jason is voiceless. (Chapter 5)

Chapters 6-10

Reading Check

1. Disneyland (Chapter 6)

2. Suzy (Chapter 7)

3. Her grades (Chapter 8)

Short Answer

1. He does not like Mrs. Hawthorne, and there is a mean boy named Eric Doyle in the class. The room itself is also very loud and noisy. (Chapter 9)

2. Jason defines an unreliable narrator as someone who can be “telling the truth” or “just the truth as they see it.” Jason saying that he’s an unreliable narrator in the re-telling of the incident in Mrs.