Friday, January 06, 2012


Author: Kathryn Erskine
Genre: YA Fiction, Standalone
Published: 2010
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Format: Audiobook
Yearly Count: 2

Caitlin, a 5th grader, tries to navigate through her life after the death of her brother, the person she relied upon for advice and guidance due to her Asperger's Syndrome.

This is a perfect story for both adults and children to learn about and understand the mind of a child with Asperger's Syndrome. Caitlin was delightful and did not seem fictitious at all. The narrator did a fabulous job portraying her.


  1. I liked this one too. It won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  2. I have a copy of this one at my've made me want to read it!

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you liked this one! I'm partial to this as Caitlin reminds me of myself in so many ways.

  4. Bermudaonion ~ I'll have to come revisit your blog post about it.

    Staci ~ It's a quick read and a good one for everybody!

  5. Nicola ~ Oops! You snuck in there!

    No wonder why I liked her! :) Seriously, I liked how her thoughts were explored and explained. It sure seemed like a lot of work to remember all the social rules that just didn't come naturally.

  6. I love the short and sweet review! You packed lots of convincing info into few words.

    1. Thank you! :) I don't like to know too much about a book before I read it, so I don't post a lot either.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  7. I'm glad you read this one. It really is a touching story. I keep thinking I need to read some more by Erskine ...

    1. Alisonwonderland ~ I'd like to, too!


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