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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
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Mar 28, 11

bookshelves: children-s-fiction, battle-book, battle-ya, autistic-aspergers
Read from November 12, 2010 to March 28, 2011

I think I might be a sucker for books with Asperger's characters. I don't think very many books can carry off the kind of work that kids in general do to try to make sense of the very confusing world. With an Asperger's main character, you can do that without the character coming off as clueless.

I thought this had some very lovely moments. It wasn't completely believable but I thought the small incidents and the way Caitlin processed the world seemed very credible for someone who clearly has gone through a lot of early intervention already. I liked the way some things started to make sense to her, and I also liked that the other kids didn't treat her very kindly by and large, since that is sadly truthful.
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