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Review: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Monday, March 9, 2015
Why I chose this book:
This was another book I had to read for my YA lit grad class, and I read it from cover to cover in a single afternoon. I've never read a YA book whose central character has a mental disability. In this case. Caitlin has Aspergers syndrome. I love that this class is stretching me and making me read more diverse books.

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publish Date: April 15th, 2010
Format: Paperback
Genre: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction
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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 closer, 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. (Goodreads)

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