In Caitlins world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. Thats the stuff Caitlins older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devons dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Aspergers, she doesnt know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and whitethe world is full of colorsmessy and beautiful.
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"Starred Review. Erskine draws directly and indirectly on To Kill a Mockingbird and riffs on its central theme. Ages 8-12." - Kirkus Reviews
"Starred Review. Although an author's note links the novel with the 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech, this novel is not about violence as much as about the ways in which a wounded community heals. Ages 10up." - Publishers Weekly
"Allusions to Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird, the portrayal of a whole communitys healing process, and the sharp insights into Caitlyns behavior enhance this fine addition to the recent group of books with narrators with autism and Asbergers. Grades 4-7." - Booklist
"Marred slightly by the portrayal of Devon as a perfect being, this is nonetheless a valuable book." - School Library Journal
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Kathryn Erskine spent many years as a lawyer before realizing that shed rather write things that people might actually enjoy reading. She grew up mostly overseas and attended eight different schools, her favorite being the Hogwarts-type castle in Scotland. The faculty, of course, did not consist of wizards
Kathryn is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including Mockingbird, winner of the National Book Award; The Absolute Value of Mike, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and Quaking, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and two children.
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