Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon's dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger's, she doesn't 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 white--the world is full of colors--messy 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
"Mockingbird is a lovely, perceptive and poignant story... Thank you for introducing me to this talented writer." (Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal Winner)"
Kathryn Erskine grew up country-hopping, living in the Netherlands, Israel, South Africa and Scotland before finally settling in Virginia, USA. After working as a lawyer for fifteen years, Kathryn realized that her real passion lay in writing. Mockingbird is her first novel to be published in the UK, and has already garnered high praise in America, winning a National Book Award in 2011.