I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer who called this book"depressing". This book has transformed my son. He hasAsperger Syndrome, AKA high-functioning autism, and this book is inspiring for him, and also his friends. Other children accept his oddities and idiosyncrasies much better after they read this story and realize that one of the greatest minds of all time was so similar to my son. Rather than being critical because it explores Einstein's uniqueness, readers should recognize that there is more to a human life than grades and homogenous childhoods.