- Publish Date: 2010-04-15
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Kathryn Erskine
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In Caitlins world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. Thats the stuff Caitlins older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devons dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Aspergers, she doesnt know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and whitethe world is full of colorsmessy and beautiful.
Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.
Praise for MOCKINGBIRD
* Erskine works in powerful imagery throughout. --Publishers Weekly, starred review
* [A] fine addition to the recent group of books with autistic narrators. --Booklist, starred review
A strong and complex character study. --Horn Book
This heartbreaking story is delivered in the straightforward, often funny voice of a fifth-grade girl with Asperger's Syndrome. --Kirkus, starred review
This is...a valuable book. --School Library Journal
Fascinating characters. --Los Angeles Times