Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 8X4.220508
Devastated by the loss of a second father, 13-year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to Alabama in hopes of convincing him to come home, and along the way helps two boys cope with their difficulties.
Hardcover, 133 pages
Published on January 1, 2006 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756966604
ISBN-13: 9780756966607
1 Book Review
  • shannon20
    shannon20over 6 years44 starsFeatured
    The title of this story is quite simple “Bird”, which is also the main character’s nickname. Bird is a thirteen-year old runaway child. The reason she ran away is because of her step dad, Cecil, who left Bird and her mom without saying good-bye. Bird surely believes if she goes after him, he will certainly return to them. During the runaway days, bird made some friends. Cecil has a nephew named Ethan, who’s always been sick and lonely. He has just received a heart transplant and is healthier than he’s ever been. Bird becomes his first friend. She also met a boy named Jay, who’s getting over the death of his brother. Three of them are surviving something difficult to bear. I think the writing style of this book is really special. Each chapter is from a different character's perspective (Bird, Ethan or Jay), but by the end of the book, each of the characters are tied together. “Bird" is a beautiful written story and was easy to read. Even though I spent a bit time getting into the characters, I still enjoyed reading it.