The narrator, Caitlin has Asperger's syndrome. It is her unique and special viewpoint that drew me into the novel. Caitlin's word is turned upside down and almost shattered when her brother Devon is killed in a school shooting. She must cope with her own loss and a grieving father. Caitlin struggles with the world around her. The world is loud and messy. When Caitlin discovers the definition of "closure" in the dictionary she goes on a personal quest to find her own personal closure.
Kathryn Erskine has created a wonderful gem of a novel. I truly enjoyed the novel and its allusions to To Kill A Mockingbird. Readers of all ages will see the world Caitlin's eyes and understand the true meaning of closure.