Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine


Caitlin has asperger’s disease. Her older brother Devon helped her to understand things. But now that he is gone due to a school tradegy, Caitlin has no one who understands her. To make matters worse,  her dad is constently crying, she has no real friends, and falls victim to cruel bullying. When Caitlin hears that her dad needs to find closure, she goes on a hunt to find it. Her plan of action includes a chest only half-finished that her dad and brother had been making. But not everyone wants to help her implement her plan of closure.

“Mockingbird” will definently tug at your heartstrings. Kathryn Erskine’s delightful writing will help you to see the black-and-white world that Caitlin sees. Readers will certainly learn a lesson on how to accept differences in people. Overall, I found “Mockingbird” to be a beautiful book. I would invite any tween to read this book and love the characters just as I have.

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