Mockingbird (Paperback)

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    Kathryn Erskine spent many years as a lawyer before realizing that she’d rather write things that people might actually enjoy reading. She grew up mostly overseas and attended eight different schools, her favorite being the Hogwarts-type castle in Scotland. The faculty, of course, did not consist of wizards, although . . . how did the headmistress know that it was “the wee redhead” who led the campaign to free the mice from the biology lab? Erskine draws on her childhood—and her second childhood through her children—for her stories. She still loves to travel but nowadays most trips tend to be local, such as basketball and tennis courts, occasional emergency room visits, and the natural food store for very healthy organic chocolate with “life saving” flavonoids.
    THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER and ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVELS OF OUR TIME FOR YOUNG READERS

    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 was killed in a school shooting, 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 so black and white after all.

    "Powerful."--Publishers Weekly

    "A strong and complex character study."--The Horn Book

    "Allusions to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the portrayal of a whole community's healing process, and the sharp insights into Caitlyn's behavior enhance this fine addition to the recent group of books with narrators with autism and Asbergers."--Booklist

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    ISBN 9780142417751
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 235
    Publisher Date 2011-02-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Erskine, Kathryn
    Country of Origin United States

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