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Aug 31 2015

Birdy by Jess Vallance

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Hot Key Books, 2015. ISBN 9781471404665
(Ages: 14+) Some strong language. 'Frances Bird has been a loner for so long that she's given up on ever finding real friendship. But then she's asked to show a new girl around school, and she begins to think her luck could finally be changing. Eccentric, talkative and just a little bit posh, Alberta is not at all how Frances imagined a best friend could be. But the two girls click immediately, and it's not long before they are inseparable. Frances could not be happier. As the weeks go on, Frances finds out more about her new best friend - her past, her secrets, her plans for the future - and she starts to examine their friendship more closely, is it, perhaps, just too good to be true?' (Publisher)
An interesting read. The protagonist is very snarky and sarcastic, much like many teens today, appealing to the audience greatly. Vallance shows true friendship with all the tension and problems that take place in school. Throughout the whole of the novel the suspense made me want to keep reading and not put it down just so I could know why Frances Bird had to write it down. A great read for anyone that loves a bit of dark, moodiness and a creep factor in their life.
Cecilia Richards

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