I read this book so long ago! It was in 4th or 5th grade, maybe even 3rd. The story made such an impression on me, that I kept the book on my desk for years, ready to be opened again. Yet for some reason I couldn't bring myself to re-read it.
Today's Kobo Trivia's question, which features a book by Naoki Higashida [b:The Reason I Jump|19264824|The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism|Naoki Higashida|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386434475s/19264824.jpg|22016567] brought all of these memories back to me. The moment I saw the title, I knew - MUST read it again! (And Naoki Higashida's book, too)