Mockingbird by Erskine

January 18, 2018, 10:40 pm

Caitlin has Asperger’s and sees the world in black and white. Her big brother has been killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin is having a hard time making sense of losing him. When she learns the word closure, she knows that’s what she needs. She is relentless in persuading her father to finish her big brother’s Eagle Scout project, certain that completing the wooden chest will soothe her aching grief. Heartrending. This book was adapted for the stage, as well, and the production we saw at The Kennedy Center was phenomenal.

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