By Kathryn Erskine
By: Collin Kovnesky
Summary of Mockingbird
Recommendation of the book
Setting of the Novel
"A wonderful portrayal of the struggles and person of an autistic individual"
Amazon rates this book 4.75 stars out of 5 stars."THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER and ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVELS OF OUR TIME FOR YOUNG READERS!"
This statement is basically telling people that Mockingbird is mostly for young children ages 10 and up. It is an excellent read and teaches children that becoming a positive role model is important and showing a positive message so in reality, kids can affect someones life forever with one move.
Comparison to Out of My Mind
The better read in my perspective is... Out of My Mind. I chose this for the better read because it gives more interesting detail about what is going on in her life. It gives more fun events that make me keep wanting to read on. It is just a more enjoyable book in my opinion.
About the Author
She grew up mostly overseas and attended eight different schools, her favorite being the Hogwarts-type castle in Scotland.
The faculty, of course, did not consist of wizards, although... how did the headmistress know that it was the wee redhead who led the campaign to free the mice from the biology lab?
Erskine draws on her childhood and her second childhood through her children for her stories. 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.
Kathryn Erskine was born in the Netherlands, and lived in South Africa, Israel, Canada, and Scotland.
Kathryn now lives in Virginia and has a husband, two children, and a dog named Maxine.
She was a lawyer for many years before publishing her first novel.