Bird is determined and patient. So patient that she's been
hiding out behind a farmhouse for weeks, waiting to bring Cecil back home. Bird misses her bedroom, her friends, and especially her mother. But more than that, she misses the feeling of family, and that means finding Cecil, the stepfather who abandoned them. But the longer Bird stays in Acorn, Alabama, the less hidden she becomes. She's is covered by Ethan, a boy whose heart problems have kept him in a sort of hiding too. And she's discovered by Jay, a boy who is filled with a sadness that lightens a bit whenever he spends time with Bird. And, in turn, Bird finds that her loneliness is starting to lighten. And her feeling of family is starting to change. What will she do when she finally finds Cecil? And how will Bird's, Jay's and Ethan's hearts be mended?
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
by Angela Johnson
ISBN: 0142405442 ISBN-13: 9780142405444 Publisher:Puffin Books (Penguin Group) Publication Date: 2004 Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages Book Type: New