Mockingbird (mok'ing-burd)

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Kathryn Erskine

This book shows us inside the mind of a 10 year old girl who as Asperger's syndrome.  Her brother has been killed in a school shooting and she and her single parent father try to deal with everyday life and teachers and schoolmates.  The father is portrayed as a strong person who is trying to deal with the cancer death of his wife and all of Caitlyn's problems.  Caitlyn is strong and brave and tries hard to work with her counselors.

I didn't know much about this syndrome and I have a friend whose son has Asperbergers so it was eye opener for me.

I highly recommend this book to adults as well as readers grade 4 and up.

Sue N., Youth Services

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