"Let me move—keeping in all that ‘needing to move’ is so hard, and trying not to get into trouble for it can give me anxiety."

To explain ADHD to someone who hasn't experienced it can sometimes be a lesson in futility. At the ripe old age of nine, Atkinson has done a remarkable job of explaining it both simply and informatively. Using words and pinpoint illustrations that speak volumes, he unpacks the different ADHD catalysts and how they may play out in reality and be perceived by others.

Though ADHD in its most known form would be "spacing out," which as Atkinson points out is especially noticeable in a classroom full of other students working on their assignments, the author points out that the root cause is not always a lack of interest but could also be the opposite: a great degree of interest and stimulation but no real outlet to express it. Demonstrating this feeling of being overwhelmed with the imagery of a swarm of bees in the mind or the mind as a conveyor belt bombarded by a truck full of rocks, Atkinson provides a vivid snapshot of what children with ADHD face regularly.

Nevertheless, Atkinson's story is undoubtedly one of hope and empowerment. He highlights the limitations only to show those designated to be his support system—from teachers to family—a pathway to helping students with ADHD be successful and make good on their immense potential. Despite his young age. Atkinson is able to use his work as a reflection of himself, full of energy and resolve, a determination to achieve one's dreams and explore curiosities despite the boulders in many forms that may block the path.

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