Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine – Two Reviews!

The book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is told from the point of view of a child with Asperger’s syndrome.  Her name is Caitlin.  She is dealing with stress to find closure and to find friends.  Recently, her brother died.
This book is a comforting read for realistic fiction or historical fiction because it’s based on the Virginia Tech shootings and the reality of Asperger’s syndrome.  On a scale of one to ten, this book is an eight and a half.

Submitted by BMG


The novel Mockingbird is revolved around Caitlin Smith, a ten year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome.  Tragedy strikes when her older brother Devon (her guide and helper through the world) is shot and killed.  She then turns to art and textbooks.  She understands that she needs relief.
I recommend this novel because it helped me understand the truth about children with syndromes and disabilities.

Submitted by Catherine

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