Friday, November 30, 2012

Mockingbird

In another post I told you about the book, Freaks Like Us and labelled it an intense read. That story is told from the perspective of a teen with a disability. If you are interested in books like this but want something a little less intense, then I suggest Mockingbird.

The main character is Caitlyn. She has Asperger's and is dealing with some difficult situations.



Mockingbird

Author - Kathryn Erskine

Number of Pages - 235 pages (it really seems much less than that due to wide margins, blank page breaks, etc)

Description -

Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon has died, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure- and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be black and white after all.

Available through - Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

Reading level - 630L

** spoilers ahead **

Rating - This is a tough one. While it doesn't have outward violence or profanity, the subject matter is a little serious: a school shooting and death of family members. These situations happened prior to the story beginning, but the book is about how the characters deal with these events. I'd give it a score of PG.


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You can find all the detail of this book HERE. I have about five or six books listed and detailed on another blog. These are old posts that I want to share with you.
 
I really enjoyed Mockingbird. I think it would be great for an entire 5th or 6th grade classroom to read. There is a lot to talk about. See my notes on the other blog regarding content.

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Thanks for stopping!!

~ Jenna

The Book Snoop is a book blog that lists the content of young adult and middle grade books. I will indicate if a title has profanity, violence, sexual references, etc. I do this to help teachers, parents, and librarians make reading choices for young readers.

My goal is to inform, not to censor. All types of books will be read - intense to G rated.

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