by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird is a profound story told in the lasting voice of a young girl with Asperger’s syndrome. The book will remain with you long after you turn the last page.

 When Caitlin lost her brother Devon, her life fell apart. With nobody to explain the world to her, she deals with the residuum of death in her own innocent ways. Her dad tries to help but he too is consumed by pain.

One day, Caitlin looks up the word ‘closure’ and decides that’s what she and her father need.

“Closure wasn’t supposed to feel sad like this.”

Caitlin narrates her bittersweet story with simple words that pack a punch of emotions. I love how paradoxically mature and childish Caitlin is. Honestly, I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. Everyone should read this book at least once!

Overall Rating

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