In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with... show more
In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white—the world is full of colors—messy and beautiful. Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year. A Discussion Guide to Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Read Kathryn Erskine's post on the Penguin Blog.
Publish date: April 15th 2010
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
This should have been rated higher than three stars. I thought the author did a good job of describing and dealing with grief in this middle grade novel. I loved that the main character was a female aspie. Autism is under-diagnosed in women, so it was nice to see a break from the usual male characte...
I loved this little book! What an unexpected surprise.Mockingbird is told in the voice of Caitlin, a young girl with Aspergers, moving on with life after her brother is killed in a middle school shooting. She is working to understand her father's feelings, being accepted at school, and living life...
I guess I just don't Get It.So many people have recommended this book to me, and I finally got around to reading it, but I was pretty underwhelmed. It's not a bad book. Caitlin is an unusual protagonist, but I had a hard time believing this book.Caitlin is an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger's. Wh...
11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger’s syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the...
Any easy read. That's all I can say about it.