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Bird


Author: Crystal  CHAN
Publisher: Atheneum
Subject/Category:  5-6
Year Reviewed:: 2015
ISBN: 9781442450899
Review: Twelve-year-old Jewel was born the day her brother, Bird, died. Her Jamaican family blames her grandfather for Bird’s death, and he hasn’t spoken a word since that day. Jewel's house is full of secrets and fear and the family struggles with loss, guilt, and blame and Jewel believes she can never live up to the memory of her beloved brother. Jewel meets a boy with his own secrets and struggles and eventually finds in him a kindred spirit.

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