Book Review by Lauren K., 7th Grade
Two different girls, but only one single bird. Alis comes from England, wanting to settle in the New World, but ends up being the only girl. Her uncle had promised to be there, but disappeared making her go to the only thing she has left of him — a little wooden bird. The wooden bird reminds her of hope and comforts her. Then there is Kimi, a native American who had lost her father and sister to the English before Alis arrived. One day Alis goes into the woods and sees Kimi, she immediately runs away, but drops her hope — the little wooden bird. Kimi takes the bird, but it constantly draws her to Alis. So every few days these girls meet and it becomes more dangerous because their families are enemies.
Will these girls put themselves at risk for each other’s safety? Will their families allow friends between enemies? Will this friendship make them hard to save each other when their families go to war? Find out in Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose.
This book was reviewed thanks to an advanced reader’s copy, provided by The Red Balloon Bookshop. Blue Birds is scheduled to be published March 10, 2015.