Name: Emmet David Washington
Book: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
Get to Know Him: Emmet is the smartest nineteen-year old I’ve ever read about. He studies physics, he’s five feet nine, has dark hair and blue-gray eyes. His favorite movie is The Blues Brothers. He loves looking at trains, counting things, computer coding, math, and boys. He is also an optimistic, joyful individual, and he has autism.
Why I Love Him: I don’t think I’ve ever read about someone as fascinating as Emmet. This boy is so blunt and so funny and so sweet. Through Emmet I gained insight on many subjects. Emmet taught me how important it is to love people openly, the way he does. I learned that mental illness is a serious issue but it’s not something that should keep you from living life to the fullest. I learned that people aren’t broken, therefore don’t need to be fixed. I was introduced to The Blues Brothers and I’ll never look back. But most importantly, Emmet taught me how to laugh after a long day of my reality. I think what I’m trying to say is he is very important to me, and I adore him.
Favorite Quote: “There is no normal, not really. Not a right and a wrong way to be. But there is belonging.”