Book of the Week: When We Were Vikings

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

Zelda, a high-functioning adult living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and her brother Gert have faced battles against their modern day Viking tribe of two.

Zelda is obsessed with Vikings and it infiltrates all aspects of her life and decision making. 

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Her neurodiversity allows for a unique perspective of the social norms we take for granted as she forges ahead in her adult life, falls in love, gets a job and understands more about her family unit.

Gert has been her protector and caregiver for a long time, and although he is older than Zelda, he is not equipped for the job and finding it harder to make ends meet.

When he turns to some unsavoury methods of making money, Zelda decides she must go on her own quest and stand up for her “tribe.” 

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