Thursday, November 14, 2013

STUDENT REVIEW - Mockingbird : (Mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird : (Mok'ing-bûrd)
By Kathryn Erskine
Published by Penguin Group, Inc., 2011 
256 pages (paperback)

Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon has died, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure- and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be black and white after all. (from

I liked the emotions because she really did miss her brother. Maybe [if the book was] longer it would be better. I would like to read another chapter or two. Yes [I would recommend this book], because it relates or could relate to how some people feel.
--Katie S.

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