“This book is going to make you laugh and cringe and hyperventilate and feel joy and sorrow all in a short amount of time, but it’s going to live in your heart for a long time.” – My Book Addiction
“There were so many laugh-out loud portions of this book… There were so many things that made this novel quirky and fun… At the same time, parts were absolutely heartbreaking…” – Becky on Books
“Every now and then a book comes along that makes you want to cheer, hug, and cry all at once. STIM is such a book. Here Kevin Berry has created a masterpiece which I hope will take the world by the lapels and shake it about a bit… A beautifully written, stark glimpse into the mind of someone with Aspergers, this book should be automatic mandatory reading for everyone, but especially for those who know anyone with autism of any form.” – Only God Writes Trees
Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. This is his coming of age journey as he struggles to accept who he really is, tries to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s and mental illness, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.
“Remarkably, what struck me the most about Stim was that it narrates Robert’s story with a depth and clarity that can rival most books of the same genre out there. Stim has that quietly profound quality that I can’t help but admire.” – Between The Pages
“Stim is one of the most honest, humorous and realistic coming of age stories I have ever read.” – The Suburban Eclectic Review