"Every child has a voice--if we take the time to listen. Fast Friends is a touchingly real story that looks at kids with different challenges and strengths, something all kids experience at home and in their classrooms and other activities. Here, Tyson is not listened to because of his often disruptive behaviour (not identified but could be on the spectrum, ADHD, spirited). Suze, the new girl in class, is nonverbal with special needs. Learning to interpret Suze's nonverbal cues improves Tyson's ability to understand and communicate with his teacher and classmates. He ultimately finds his own voice by helping Suze find hers. Set in the familiar universe of neighbourhood and school, this engaging, exuberant story is a very satisfying read-aloud with plenty of room for discussion and thought"-- Provided by publisher.