Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Format
Paperback
Price
$6.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142417751
  • 256 Pages
  • Puffin
  • 9 – 12

Overview

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

Awards

National Book Award – Winner

Praise

“A valuable book.” -School Library Journal

“A strong and complex character study.” -The Horn Book

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