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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
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Jan 31, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Recommended to Catherine by: Lori @ Powell's
Read from January 28 to 30, 2012

Warning: this book made me cry. A lot. It should be recommended reading for any 5th grader (or thereabouts) as it does a great job of showing that we don't all see the world the same way. Caitlin is a very smart, talented 5th grade girl who has Asperger's, but has never been told she's on the autism spectrum. She and her beloved older brother have been raised by their single father, since their mother died of cancer. Then her brother is killed in a school shooting at his middle school. Hence all the crying. Her father is lost in his grief, leaving Caitlin to figure things out mostly on her own, with some guidance from her school counselor.

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