Mockingbird - Kathryn Erskine

This should have been rated higher than three stars. I thought the author did a good job of describing and dealing with grief in this middle grade novel. I loved that the main character was a female aspie. Autism is under-diagnosed in women, so it was nice to see a break from the usual male character. I also think the author did a pretty decent job of portraying her character. But, and this is perhaps a little selfish and unfair, I'm tired of reading about the same character over and over again. The saying: “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” is very relevant here. No two people are alike, but it seems when it comes to reading books with autistic characters everyone is portrayed the same. I went into this book, hoping to read about somebody like me, but was once again disappointed. Like I said, it is perhaps unfair to rate this book more harshly for not fulfilling my expectations, but I still couldn't get over my disappointment. I also thought the ending was wrapped up a little too nice and neat.