Sunday, October 5, 2014
Book #93 Read in 2014
Nest by Esther Ehrlich (YA)
Naomi (otherwise known as Chirp) is a young girl who is intelligent, curious and interesting. Life hasn't dealt her an easy hand with a depressed mother but Chirp finds a way to get through. Joey is her neighbor who seems to be living in an abusive home. Chirp and Joey strike up an unlikely friendship which ends up being a good thing for both of them and helps get them through the hard times.
I liked the writing and character development in this book. Chirp reminded me a bit of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. There is a lot of layers to this book; I would recommend it to middle school readers.
I borrowed this book from my town library.