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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
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Nov 07, 2011

1. Junior book- Contemporary Realism
2. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is moving novel that not only gives the perspective of the character Caitlin, a young girl who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, but directs a special attention to communities affected by school violence. The book is very interesting and touching and it examines the different sides of school violence in a realistic manner.In this book you will see all of the reactions of the people around her through Caitlin,the narrator.Throughout the story, Caitlin is working on becoming more empathetic and developing a sensitivity to others’ emotions. Caitlin's voice in this novel is a pure strength of the book.
3.a. Character Development
b. Caitlin's character developed as the story progressed. She was a talented artist who would only paint in black and white.
c. As the story progressed, Caitlin grew as a person developing empathy for others as well as adopting the usage of color in her art.
4. This book would be great for advisor-advisee discussion. Since every child in the middle school level is supposed to have an adviser who guides them, this book could be used to "speak" to my advisee's.

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