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Kathryn Erskine

Forfatter af Mockingbird

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Værker af Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird (2010) 2,633 eksemplarer
The Absolute Value of Mike (2011) 195 eksemplarer
Seeing Red (2013) 183 eksemplarer
Quaking (2007) 172 eksemplarer
The Incredible Magic of Being (2017) 150 eksemplarer
The Badger Knight (2014) 99 eksemplarer
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song (2017) — Forfatter — 97 eksemplarer
All of Us (2021) 49 eksemplarer
Lily's Promise (2021) 14 eksemplarer
My Dad Is a DJ (2023) 11 eksemplarer
O voo da cotovia (2012) 1 eksemplar

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Maybe I've just read too many books with autistic main characters, but the narrator in this one seemed like a mashing together of all the Aspergers traits I've seen in other Aspergers characters in other books. Still, the writing was good and the story was touching. The author's note at the end really put me off because it made the whole story seem completely didactic. But if I hadn't read it, I would've walked away thinking this was a decent book.

And now it's won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature! I can hardly agree, but I do find myself thinking of Caitlin from time to time when my mind is wandering while someone's talking to me and I have to remind myself to Look At The Person.

Regarding it's comparison to [b:Out of My Mind|6609765|Out of My Mind|Sharon M. Draper|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1275674397s/6609765.jpg|6803732], I completely prefer this one. But both books have this problem of too many problems. You can't heap every trouble in the world on your main character. It's too much. It's a soap opera. It's overkill.
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LibrarianDest | 353 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
An interesting insight into the mind of a girl with aspergers.
 
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JennyPocknall | 353 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |
This book is about Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, and her rise to fame. "Mama Africa" as she's often called raised her voice to expose injustice at many different places. This book is a great learning tool for kids to get a close view of Miriam and her global activism along with her fight for equality. The images are eye-catching and help tell her story through beautiful visuals by Charly Palmer.
 
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CB064 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Sep 6, 2023 |
A fairly realistic voice for an autistic protagonist. I found it preferable to the other YA autism book I read at the same time ([b:Al Capone Does My Shirts|89716|Al Capone Does My Shirts|Gennifer Choldenko|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1309198452s/89716.jpg|2952174]), but not having read YA in a long time, parts seemed very superficial. In addition, the character sometimes seemed young or naive in a way that does not sync with my experience with high functioning individuals on the autism spectrum… (mere)
 
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settingshadow | 353 andre anmeldelser | Aug 19, 2023 |

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Værker
12
Medlemmer
3,605
Popularitet
#7,024
Vurdering
4.2
Anmeldelser
413
ISBN
109
Sprog
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