Friday Finds: Mockingbird

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

 Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading

Here’s the blurb from the publisher:

In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t 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 white—the world is full of colors—messy and beautiful.

This book is geared towards young adults but when I saw it on Shelf Awareness I had to add it to my pile and when the publisher sent me a copy, well, I had to push it to the top.

It’s comes out April 15th but I’ll probably snuggle up with it this weekend. I have to add that it’s such a ‘cute’ book too. Very small and compact.  I know publishers are beginning to see that readers are often just as excited about a cover than they are the actual book but small details like quality binding, nice, thick paper, they all make for a better reading experience.

Just wanted to say that.

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11 Responses

  1. I got this too and had the same reaction: cute book! although it will create havoc on my shelves, being an odd size!

  2. This is the first I’m hearing of this book. It sounds so sad! I’m glad it’s an attractive book though – it really does make for a more fun reading experience.

  3. Oh you lucky duck! I can’t wait to see what you think of it!

  4. There seem to be a lot of books coming out that deal with Aspergers and autism lately. Such in interesting thing to explore with its many variations.

  5. This is a new book for me and it sounds great!

    here are my finds: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

  6. This looks good. My find is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. i’m with you–covers, font, and paper are important to me as a reader and blogger. i’m reading a book right now for review and the cover is too juvenile for the story line (in my opinion). hope you enjoy this little gem–from the synopsis it sounds good.

  8. I love good paper! See? It is the small things sometimes!

  9. You are lucky that you got a copy from the SA offer! I was hoping to but it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting one if they’ve been sent out already. With autism on the rise and so many affected by it I’m glad to see YA books on this topic. I’ll look forward to your review.

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