I guess if anyone asked me what "typical" meant, it would be very hard for me to make a conclusion. You would too. Some people only talk to their friends, some people like to talk about how much they love Science classes, or the opposite, and some people will still be shy but be as nice to everyone as possible, like I do. Jason is a user on a fictional website called storyboard.com. It's basically a Facebook for young authors. There, Jason ends up meeting a user under the nickname PhoenixBird, who all of a sudden ends up being a girl, the first girl that has ever shown a liking to Jason for that matter. Now all of a sudden, it's a web date without faces. Everything sounds good. I just wish I wrote this story. I could've. It would've been done a bit better using my words instead of Jason's. I don't have the right to confirm that, but it's my opinion.
The big problem is that Jason is too silent. He doesn't share his problems and he should. Like Jacob Hunt of House Rules, he has to be taken care of a bit too much. He stands up to his art teacher in a way, by purposefully breaking her potter wheel which leads to a little discussion. The thing is, he has a very diverse opinion of mine about art class, saying everything's out of control there. He acts like dynamite that doesn't want to be set off there. In Act 3, he and his mom go off to Texas to attend a festival for the young writers and there, you guessed it, he and his secret girlfriend meet. The many opportunities feel kind of avoided to me. He also ends up being so upset with himself for no reason and now wants to not be a writer anymore, but then, all of a sudden, in a class, after chapter after chapter of whining and not sharing it to his parents even before getting on a plane, he just decides in his head to say he still is, and after a little event, answering a question, his mom says she's proud of him, and the book ends. To me, Anything but Typical is a delight for readers like me that is poisoned by the offbeat and rare personality Jason Blake seems to have, even for autistic children.