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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.

Book Fair Fun and Moby is Stalking Me

Last night I worked the school’s book fair. I always have a fun time doing it and as you can see, my little “helper” had fun too. Fifty-five bucks later…

Anyway, after completing the Moby Dick Monday read-along, I’ve noticed Moby everywhere I look. The movie has been on a few times and I’ve seen several newish versions of the book that I haven’t seen before AND the names Ishmael and Ahab keep making their way into my daily conversation.

Last night I came across this version at the book fair:  

Yes, it’s geared towards the younger reader but the illustrations are wonderful:

Look at him. He’s staring at me. That’s the Ahab that I know and love. The one that haunts me. Um, yeah.

I’m thinking of taking on another classic. I haven’t decided which one yet. The list is long and my review pile beckons me but as soon as I’m caught-up, I’ll come up with a short list, and then a short-short list because half the fun of reading it figuring out what to read next.