Mockingbird is a realistic fiction book by Kathryn Erskine. It is told by and revolves around a ten year old girl with Asperger’s Syndrome, Caitlin. She sees life in a different, confusing way, but her brother Devon guides her through it. When Devon dies into a devastating school shooting, Caitlin doesn’t know how to deal with this tragedy. In this book, she searches for ‘closure’ ( The act of bringing to an end; a conclusion). While searching, her character develops empathy and she learns how to make friends. Finally, Caitlin finds closure by finishing Devon’s unfinished Eagle Scout project for Boy Scouts. Mockingbird allows readers to step inside the shoes of a young girl with autism so we can understand each other better.
2. Does the title fit?…show more content… I don’t think the title fits because only a small portion of the book focused on the actual school shooting. The book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, is mentioned quite a lot throughout the book. The book title of Mockingbird is deliberately similar to To KIll a Mockingbird One of the morals of To Kill a Mockingbird is to not hurt innocent people. In the school shooting where Devon was shot, innocent people were killed. However, the book focused more on closure than the school shooting. If the book revolved around the school shooting and not how Caitlin finds closure, the title ‘Mockingbird’ would be appropriate since one of the morals of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is not to harm innocent people, which the shooters