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Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon was killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure--and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be so black and white after all.
"A strong and complex character study."--The Horn Book
"Allusions to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the portrayal of a whole community's healing process, and the sharp insights into Caitlyn's behavior enhance this fine addition to the recent group of books with narrators with autism and Asbergers."--Booklist
From Publishers Weekly
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This book made me cry, laugh, and everything in between. I now understand autistic people much more because of this book.
It took me a little while to warm up to the main character, but once I did, I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me how difficult it can be for ANY of us who have had to recover from a traumatic experience to find closure.
Love this book
I really love this book! I reacamend this book for people who are having a hard time in life cause you could have a lot wores like someone dying in your family. Its great!