Middle Grade Mondays: Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine

           What praise can I give to Mockingbird that hasn’t been handed out already? Being a late-comer to this one (it’s been on my list for over a year), it’s probably been dissected in every way possible. What I CAN say is that I have had two students with Asberger’s Syndrome (college age) in my classroom and I wish I had been able to read this book first, because none of the research made me Get It as much as this book did. The two boys had very different personalities (just because two people have the same disorder doesn’t mean they are the same in any other way – good lesson right there), but having more insight regarding how the mind of someone with Asbergers works would have probably helped me to serve them better. In...