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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Nest (YA)

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.

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