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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine


Book Summary

This is a beautifully written book about an intelligent girl with Asperger's syndrome who is dealing with the loss of her older brother.

Mockingbird book cover

Book Review

Caitlin is a memorable character with a unique viewpoint, and her relationships with her father, teachers, and classmates are skillfully drawn.

Class Structure Recommendation:  Small Group Book Club, or Independent Reading

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • School Systems; Expectations
  • Family Relationships
  • People with Asperger's syndrome
  • Losing a Loved One
  • Survival; Resilience
  • Friendship

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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