But the longer Bird stays in Alabama, the less hidden she becomes. She's discovered by Ethan, a boy whose heart problems have kept him sheltered from kids his own age. And she's discovered by Jay, a boy who is filled with a sadness that lightens whenever he spends time with Bird. Bird finds that her loneliness is starting to lighten too. And her feelings of family are changing. What will she do when she finally finds Cecil? And how will Bird's, Jay's, and Ethan's hearts be mended?
©2004 Angela Johnson; (P)2008 Penguin
She found long ago she could get away with almost anything as long as she didn't stop to explain - Edith Wharton, The Old Maid
This book was a delight. It's not a happy feel-good story, instead it shows life in a real way through different eyes.
This is a quietly moving story of both loss and hope...simply and effectively narrated. This one will stay with you for a long time.
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