Birdie

By SPINELLI, Eileen

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ISBN
9780802855138
Publisher
Eerdmans


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–7—In this novel in verse, 12-year-old Roberta Briggs, called Birdie because of her love and knowledge of birds, is living with her mother and grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town, having moved there from Philadelphia three years before, following the line-of-duty death of her firefighter father. The pain of her loss has somewhat abated, and life is good, but things are changing: her b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2019

In Spinelli's novel in verse, Birdie, age twelve, is having a summer disrupted by love. Her live-in grandmother gets a fresh lease on life when she tumbles for the new-senior-in-town. Martin, Birdie's Scrabble pal, falls for their mutual friend Nina, making Birdie realize that not only does she like Martin, but she's on the verge of liking him. Most difficult of all, Birdie's mother, a widow of three years, starts dating. Birdie morphs from dete...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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