Posted in 2010-2011 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine

Summary:  Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.  235 pgs. Philomel

Find it at WCPL


8 thoughts on “Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine

  1. This book is very good! It really shows that Caitlin just sees things so different from us that it could really benefit others who don’t see it exactly like her.

  2. this is almost an out of my mind all over again!!!
    it is a good book but i hate when people say really stupid things and don’t read other peoples minds…

  3. after finishing the book i was still iffy on newbery honor. but i couldn’t get the story out of my head. plus i tottally recomend it.

  4. It was interesting looking at the process of grief through the eyes of a character with Asperger’s syndrome in this book. You could tell what the other characters were feeling by looking at their actions through Caitlin’s eyes, even though Caitlin didn’t understand what they were feeling! Clever writing.

  5. it was a really good book but I don’t understand using italics for speaking. what happened 2 quote-marks?
    but it was an amazing book

  6. It was an ok book. Not Newbery. The italics were annoying. Pretty good characters (maybe not enough details), but the plot left a lot to be desired. Maybe I’m just desensitized to these books (we’ve had a lot this year).

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