Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erksine

Caitlin has Asperger's and up until now she has always gone to her older brother Devon for help deciphering the world.  Devon has died and Caitlin's father is struggling with the tragedy.  Caitlin decides that what she and her father need is "Closure."  She just isn't sure what that is or how to get it.

I loved the voice of this main character.  I have taught several children who approach the world in a similar way and I alternately laughed and cried at Caitlin's confusion.  I might consider this as a read aloud for older elementary or middle school students.
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