By: Nadia Nackers
Caitlin is a very misunderstood. People think that just because she has asperger's people think she is weird. People don't even try to get to know her.
I have artistic because Caitlin is very artistic. It is one of her talents.I have charcoal pencils because she will only draw with them. She even joined an art contest for adults and won.
Caitlin doubts a lot of things. Even though she can't process a lot of things, she is very doubtful. Like the part in the book that says what word is more important that HEART.
Character vs. Society
Caitlin also leans that she isn't the only one who needs to find closure.
The book Mockingbird falls under ACCEPTING OTHERS DIFFERENCES because Caitlin has apergers and no one wants to be her friend.When Caitlin finds a friend Michael who is in 1st grade. But Michael becomes friends with someone Caitlin thinks is evil.Caitlin thinks that that person is going to hurt Michael. But in the end they don't. Also in the book the gym teacher makes a very rude comment and says "Why do I get all the autistic kids?" Only because William H. has autism and Caitlin doesn't want to put on a vest type thing basically saying she has autism and she doesn't!
The book also falls under OVERCOMING CHALLENGES because it is a very big challenge to overcome when Devon dies. Caitlin doesn't understand that Devon is gone and struggles to find closure. Caitlin's dad struggles to get over the fact that Devon is gone for good and every time Caitlin mentions Devon her dad makes an unexcused that he has to do something so that he doesn't have to cry in front of Caitlin.
Why did Mrs. Brook bring Caitlin outside for the 1st grade recess to make friends?
I think it's because making friends with kids that are younger than you is easier than making friend that are your age. It's also easier to understand kids that are younger than you.
Why does Caitlin's dad always get emotional when Caitlin brings up Devon?
I think it's because he was very close to Devon and it was very hard on THE DAY THERE LIFE FELL APART.
Why did the author make Josh's cousin the one who shot Devon?
I think that it's because it would make the book more interesting and Josh thought that everyone was blaming him for the death of Devon but they weren't.