Last night I read a new book by Kathryn Erskine called Mockingbird. This is a great book for my 4th and 5th grade readers. Caitlyn just had her older brother, Devon, die. She is trying to understand what life will be like without him. It is hard for her though because Devon always told her what was ok and not ok to do out in public. Caitlyn has Asperger's syndrome and sees things in black and white. There is always a right answer and a wrong answer. Anything in between is very confusing. She is very straight forward and honest, which sometimes makes it hard for other people to understand her.
This book is worth your time to read!