Caitlin works hard to deal with the tragic, sudden death of her beloved brother and her father's resulting devastation. What happens is, naturally, never seen directly by the narrator. The whole story is about 'Getting It' finding understanding , finding closure and acceptance. Such a sensitive topic handled so expertly by Erskine. If you agree, this is not the book for you. Her dad has taken the loss of his child so badly that he is barely functional and cannot communicate with his daughter without breaking into tears.
And the clear message that everyone has unique strengths is an important one. Caitlin just lost her brother in a school killing. Walk Egypt by Vinnie Williams is well-written soap opera, and Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is sugar-water served with humor. She still loves to travel but nowadays most trips tend to be local, such as basketball and tennis courts, occasional emergency room visits, and the natural food store for very healthy organic chocolate with life saving flavonoids. Readers may be inspired to learn more about this period of time, and how America's culture and laws have changed in regards to race throughout the country's history. The story is a bit complex. Caitlin is not good at feelings.
I love how the intersection of other characters such as first-grader Michael and class bully Josh are deftly tied together -- the ending is a stunner to pull off and had not one note of triteness or seemed forced in any way. After trying to read this a few times, I opted for audio and steeled myself for the impending bloodbath I imagined would be between the pages. Beautifully written from Scout's perspective, To Kill a Mockingbird is an evocative, tender, but with a passionate message that drives the novel's action. Nothing fazes them much or long. Then, when you get to the end of the book, the reader finds out via the bookflap that the author has an autistic son of her own.
Um livro que todos deveriam ler e passar a mensagem pra frente. Like Caitlin, the hero of that book, Milo, is searching for a kind of closure to his mother's death. Às vezes leio o mesmo livro uma e outra e outra vez. They see the evil born of ignorance and squalor. The mystery about Boo Radley is just one of the reasons you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens in To Kill a Mockingbird. It's complex but not overly complicated, and the Big Things That Happen as Caitlin might put it are slowly revealed.
I want to build something good and strong and beautiful. A escrita da autora é simples mas muito emotiva, o que me agradou bastante. I'm certain that in the future she will produce books that I will like to read. Perhaps this is a small thing, but Devon's Eagle Scout project is a big part of the book, and it irritated me that what is described as his project would not earn him an Eagle--it just isn't big enough and doesn't include the required elements. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. This book puts asperger's into a format where others may find empathy for those around them who are a bit different.
Also it's super hard to read a book when the character has my name. It is frankly and completely impossible, being told in the first person by a six-year-old girl with the prose style of a well-educated adult. This was a fantastic and sometimes heart wrenching book that I would certainly recommend and I really anticipate reading more of Erskine's work. Até que a Silvéria mo recomendou e mo emprestou. I think this is a gorgeous book, that does tug at the heartstrings, but with the situations Caitlin is in, it's hard not to have moments like that. At first I didn't like it because I thought it was boring and a little confusing at times, but the trial part was probably the best part of the book. This book doesn't lose its beauty or heart for me, no matter how many times I read it.
I read it because it's about a girl with Aspergers who go undiagnosed a lot due to stigmas promoting that boys are more likely to have it. The parallels between the Caitlin and Scout's family were well linked. It's necessary, don't get me wrong, but literature, to be great, needs more complexity and consternation and troubling questions and not just emotional solutions. Part of the story is about how the community copes with a shooting at Virginia Dare Middle School that took the lives of two students and one of their teachers. Many said that Harper Lee would, in fact, not be able to write a good novel. In To Kill a Mockingbird, you will be able to relate to the mentally excelled main character and the way that she views things from outside the box and without a previous knowing. O que é bom nos livros é que o que vem lá dentro não muda nunca ….
Throughout, Caitlin keeps returning to this, to her nickname Scout that Devon gave her, and to all of their likeness to the three main characters in the film and book Jem, Scout and Atticus. I came away from this book very satisfied. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine marks the author's second foray into books for youth the first being her young adult novel. Caitlin describes the things they do and say, the tiny movements of their faces and tremblings in their voices, and although she might not know what they are feeling, the reader does. Her brother died in a school accident. Each time Caitlin describes and fails to understand the emotional impact of what's going on around her, we as readers take on that emotion and are empathetically draw to carry the emotion for her, making for a really intense read that is hard to put down.
Os livros não são como as pessoas. And I tell you truly, I'm afraid that it's a book that just doesn't do it for me. But don't hate on me for my opinions and experiences. If you liked this book, then fine. Tragically, Devon has been killed in a school shooting. The charts and pictures are the same colors.