They can recreate an existing fantasy world or build a new one from scratch, they can fight villains and seek adventure, and they can play alone or with friends. " Moreover, it can be played at any level, from simila to complex.When Dan observes his son 's fixation on Minecraft, he buys a book about the game and learns to play.
As the story continues, Minecraft forges a bond between David and Sam and helps the boy relate to other children.
It also gives Sam tools to function better in the real world.As Sam is learning to navigate in the game AND the outside environment, Alex and Matt are dealing with their own personal issues, including things like employment; dating; mental health; etc ... .all of which could impact their future.
Characters that add interest to the story include Alex 's mother and sister; Alex 's work colleagues; Jody and Alex 's friends who have four children; young Sam 's new playmates; and more.I found the story engaging, and was glad that Alex realized his son is a capable talented child with a rich inner life- and not just a child with problems to be dealt with.In an interview, the ook 's author Keith Stuart- who 's the Guardian 's games editor- notes that he was asked to write this book after he 'd written some journalism about his son Justi, who 's on the autisti spectrum.
In part, Stuart wanted to tell other parents with autistic children that they 're not alone; that sometimes other people do n't understand, which is impossibl; that people all over the world share their concerns; and that they should n't despair.Keith StuartI 'd recommend the nove to readers who are interested in autism as well as people who like a good tory.