The Someday Birds

The Someday Birds

eBook - 2017
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The Someday Birds is a debut middle grade novel perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, filled with humor, heart, and chicken nuggets. Charlie's perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan. When his father heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay. Debut author Sally J. Pla has written a tale that is equal parts madcap road trip, coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn't understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062445780
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MissAnnie Jul 31, 2017

A wonderful story with a timely plot and fine characters. Folks come into the story in unusual, but explainable ways and the novel unfolds with unexpected but heartfelt events. The best book I have read so far this year.

Mar 13, 2017

This lovely book kept me turning the pages the whole way through. Charlie, who struggles with OCD and falls on the autism spectrum, was so likeable and I found myself rooting for him page after page. I loved all of the bird facts and other facts peppered throughout the novel. Albeit a bit didactic at times, overall this book is a great next read for fans of realistic fiction.


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