Kathryn Erskine Writing Styles in Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine
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Point of View

The point of view of the story is Caitlin's. She narrates the story as if making entries in a personal diary. She is candid and direct about what happens and how she feels, which makes her a reliable narrator in whom the reader is willing to invest belief. She not only chronicles the events of her life, but includes situations in which she feels bad about her behavior. These include making flip remarks to a student who falls off her bike when she thinks she's heard gunshots at the middle school, and occasionally saying outrageously insulting things because she lacks empathy for others' feelings. For example, she tells an adult that she doesn't hold it against him that he has tufts of hair growing in his ears. These bits are funny, but reveal how her Asperger's affects her ability to form relationships. The journal style of...

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