Caitlin Smith (Mockingbird)

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Caitlin Smith
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Appears in Mockingbird
Year 2010

Caitlin Smith is the main character of the novel Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine.

Character creation

Author Kathryn Erskine researched Asperger's in order to write the character, including speaking with parents and teachers of children with Asperger's.[1] She also has a daughter with autism.[2][3] Her daughter has read the book and said it was a fairly accurate representation.[4]


10-year-old Caitlin has to cope with her brother being killed in a school shooting.


Caitlin is stated to have Asperger's in the novel.


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