Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is one of those great books you just have to tell someone about.

In the aftermath of a senseless tragedy, a broken community is left to pick up the pieces.  It’s especially difficult for Caitlin, a young girl with Asperger’s syndrome, to make sense of what she’s feeling.

We’re always told that it’s essential to write a story that has a likable character.  They don’t come more likable than Caitlin.  Her determination to understand her own feelings, in order to then reach out to others is very touching.  This peek inside the mind of a person with Asperger’s will give readers the same thing Caitlin is searching for – Empathy.

Mockingbird is a short, but very sweet read that you’re sure to enjoy.

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