When Bastian was born in July 2000, his parents were looking forward to an exciting future, but right from the start Bastian brought surprise after surprise. He had started reading at the age of two, and was in the fifth year of school by age seven. He could speak eight languages by the time he was ten, and had passed almost enough A Levels to start university by thirteen. A lot of unconventional solutions were required for his problems, including temporarily moving to Singapore and battles with the authorities and teachers. A thick skin was certainly required when talking to people about Bastian. This book is about a mother's experiences with her highly gifted boy. It shows how being highly gifted can be both a blessing and a curse.