Aspergers, Book Review, Sensory Processing Disorder

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Book Review

Mockingbird (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

A friend recommended this book to me. And then she bought it for me. And then I read it. In two days. Which means  you could probably read it in two hours (I’m slow like that).  The protagonist (Caitlin) is a girl with Aspergers. It’s about how she deals with the death of her brother and her world as a whole. Here are some quick facts about how I feel about this book (yes, I just used the two words “fact” and “feel” in the same sentence. 🙂

1. This book is VERY sad (I cried the entire time) because of the theme and because of #2 below.

2. Because I have a daughter that is very similar to Caitlin this book was SO insightful. It has given me a renewed sense of patience and understanding for a girl who needs a lot of both all.the.time.

3. Although I understand the author’s reasoning for basing this book around a tragedy, I still wish it wasn’t so sad.

4. You need to read this book. If you live close-our library has it and it’s checked in at 4 different branches…what are you waiting for?!

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