Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine won the National Book Award this year. Usually I am not a big fan of the National Book Award winners because they tend to be "cutting edge" and deal with subjects that I don't enjoy reading about. I have read several and thought, "Really? You really liked this book and deemed it worthy of an award?" So this award I don't give much clout to. The Newbery is my favorite. I think they do a good job, anyway, I digress. This was a good book and worth of winning. It is a story about Caitlin who has Aspergers and told from her perspective as she deals with life after her older brother Devon is killed in a school shooting. It was so good at letting you see how a person like Caitlin sees things and understands them. Caitlin is trying to find Closure for her and her father--her mother had died from cancer several years prior. It was a very quick read and so worth it. Anytime we can read something that helps us better understand each other it is well worth our time. I laughed out loud at parts and had tears at others. It is a good one. Check it out.