Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Title: Mockingbird
Author: Kathryn Erskine
Genre: Children's Books
Subject: Autism, Asperger's Syndrome
Publisher: Puffin Books
Release date: January, 2010
Length: 235 pages
I got this book: Bought it (*gasp*)

From Goodreads:
"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."

Personal opinion:
This book was on my wishlist for a while and because I couldn't get it in the library, I decided to buy it because it was very affordable on the Book Depository. I read this during the readathon because I thought it was going to be an easy read, which it was. But don't let it fool you, because the message of this book is great. I really liked the journey that Caitlin made and how she grown throughout the story. Another thing I liked is how the book was written as if Caitlin had written it herself. For example she writes words with a capital letter in the middle of a sentence because the words are special to her and she was thought at school that special words should be with a capital letter. It are little details like that that made me like this book and make it all very recognisable. I think this would be a good read for children but also for adults to create a better understanding for children with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

I liked it!

Purchase links: The Book Depository
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