Alexa Jaye Jaye itibaren 661 91 Rud, İsveç
As a mother of a son with Asperger's syndrome nearly the same age as the main character, MOCKINGBIRD affected me in a profound and deeply personal way. There were tears in my eyes throughout nearly the entire book, not because the story is sad (though it is), but because I felt I was finally getting a glimpse at exactly what goes on in my son's head when often I don't have a clue. Caitlin is a girl just trying to make sense of her world, made even more difficult and confusing when her older brother is killed in a school shooting. She believes everything will be better once she finds closure - whatever or wherever closure is. When she finally understands the meaning of the word, when she finally Gets It, (pg 148-149) it's a very emotional moment of realization for Cailtin and the reader. I highly recommend MOCKINGBIRD to everyone, but especially those in direct contact with a child with autism or Asperger's syndrome, if only to experience what it's like to be in that child's shoes for a day. In my opinion, this book should be required reading for all teachers and school administrators.