Mockingbird

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 has died, 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 black and white after all.

"After getting to know Caitlin, young people's tendencies to label those around them as either "normal" or "weird" will seem as simplistic and inadequate a system as it truly is." -- School Library Journal

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Recommended Age 9 - 12
Author Kathryn Erskine
ISBN 0142417750
Publication Date Feb 3, 2011
Publisher Puffin
Award Winners National Book Winner
Language English