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Be Light Like a Bird After The Death Of Her Father, Twelve Year Old Wren Finds Her Life Thrown Into Upheaval And When Her Mother Decides To Pack Up The Car And Forces Wren To Leave The Only Home She S Ever Known, The Family Grows Even Fractured As She And Her Mother Struggle To Build A New Life, Wren Must Confront Issues With The Environment, Peer Pressure, Bullying, And Most Of All, The Difficulty Of Forgiving Those Who Don T Deserve It A Quirky, Emotional Middle Grade Novel Set In Michigans Upper Peninsula, Be Light Like A Bird Features Well Drawn, Unconventional Characters And Explores What It Means To Be A Family And The Secrets And Lies That Can Tear One Apart.


10 thoughts on “Be Light Like a Bird

  1. says:

    Wow, what a poignant story This novel surrounds a young twelve year old girl named Wren who lost her father in an airplane crash Wren is struggling to come to terms with her grief, and what s evenupsetting is that her mother is too This causes a fracture in their relationship with one another This is a fantastic story for younger readers about how to deal with losing a loved one and the affect it will have not only on yourself but those around you The issues covered are very relevant Wow, what a poignant story This novel surrounds a young twelve year old girl named Wren who lost her fa...


  2. says:

    Coincidentally, I ve now read two MG books in a row in which the dad dies and the mom handles it badly Both times the mom has a reason view spoiler here it s because Mom found out about Dad s affair while cleaning out his stuff hide spoiler and in both there s another story on the side, in this case a fight to save a patch of nature from the bulldozers of a landfill owner I prefer this book The issues are handleddeftly, and the mom s behavior, while apparentlyextreme, is mo Coincidentally, I ve now read two MG books in a row in which the dad dies...


  3. says:

    When I was approached by the author about this book, I took a little while to decide whether I wanted to read it or not I was very intrigued, and was drawn to it, but not sure how I would cope with the plot as my own father has recently passed away.But Monika s writing style has an ease to it She make s you feel comfortable whilst reading about a difficult subject, and although it has quite a few emotional scenes, I was surprised that I was never brought to tears.Be Light Like A Bird, is a Chi When I ...


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    Slightly spoilery Proceed at your own risk Trigger warning A parent dies in the book, off screen, but dealing with it is part of the plot This book is, I feel, appropriate for middle readers It has some very serious subject matter, the 13 year old protagonist s father died in an airplane crash, he left the family with no money so they lose the house I don t think that s a major spoiler, since it happens in the first few pages The mother is not handling the loss well AT ALL, which irked me Slightly spoilery Proceed at your own risk Trigger warning A parent dies in the book, off screen, but dealing with it is part of the plot This book is, I feel, appropriate for middle readers It has some very serious subject matter, the 13 year old protagonist s father died in an airplane crash, he left the family with no money so they lose the house I don t think that s a major spoiler, since it happens in the first few pages The mother is not handling the loss well AT ALL, which irked me until we find out why towards the end of the book There is a good reason and it is completely understandable, but until you find out, you are VERY mad with the mom for not being there for her daughter Wren The characters, while secondary ones were slightly trope y, the main ones reacted realistically to what was happening around and to them The...


  5. says:

    3.5I think it s official I like middle grade better than YA I d much rather read about the issues a middle schooler faces than the issues a high schooler does So, thank you Monika Schr der, Netgalley, and Capstone for giving me the chance to really discover that with this book.All that being said, it s a good book Not the best middle grade I ve read, but still very good In summary, a girl s father dies in a plane crash, body never recovered, and must learn about grief and death That s the 3.5I think it s official I like middle grade better than YA I d much rather read about the issues a middle schooler faces than the issues a high schooler does So, thank you Monika Schr der, Netgalley, and Capstone for giving me the chance to really discover that with this book.All that being said, it s a good book Not the best middle grade I ve read, but still very good In summary, a girl s father dies in a plane crash, body never recovered, and must learn about grief and death That s the basic story of it all, one that I ve seen done before While I thought that it was all very neatly tied up, and that most of the side characters didn t feel expanded enough or were just there to make things easy for the wrap up, I enjoyed a couple of things done.First, the friendship bet...


  6. says:

    Netgalley send me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Really enjoyed this one, lots of great morals especially if the intended audience reads this story highly recommend Full review here


  7. says:

    A death in a family is like an earthquake It rocks everyone in a different way, and no one individual fully appreciates the impact on the others In addition, the struggle to cope can be greater when the loss reveals harsh secrets This is the situation in which we find a cast of expertly drawn characters in Be Light Like a Bird foremost, 12 year old Wren and her mother, who are struggling to cope with the death of her father in an aircraft accident over the ocean There is no body to bury, and A death in a family is like an earthquake It rocks everyone in a different way, and no one individual fully appreciates the impact on the others In addition, the struggle to cope can be greater when the loss reveals harsh secrets This is the situation in which we find a cast of expertly drawn characters in Be Light Like a Bird foremost, 12 year old Wren and her mother, who are struggling to cope with the death of her father in an aircraft accident over the ocean There is no body to bury, and thus, one less way to process grief While the inciting incident evokes feelings of sorrow, it is also the launch point for hope It is impossible not to root for Wren and her mother as they struggle to accept and transcend the loss, each in their own i...


  8. says:

    Sometimes big things come in small packages Such is the case with Monika Schr der s newest novel, Be Light Like a Bird.Coming in at only 240 pages, Be Light Like a Bird tells the story of Wren, a twelve year old who recently lost her father unexpectedly in a plane crash Her mother fails to offer her the support she so desperately needs, and the two of them travel from town to town hoping to start a new life They eventually settle in Pyramid, Michigan where Wren must not only deal with her mot Sometimes big things come in small packages Such is the case with Monika Schr der s newest novel, Be Light Like a Bird.Coming in at only 240 pages, Be Light Like a Bird tells the story of Wren, a twelve year old who recently lost her father unexpectedly in a plane crash Her mother fails to offer her the support she so desperately needs, and the two of them travel from town to town hoping to start a new life They eventually settle in Pyramid, Michigan where Wren must not only deal with her mother s cold demeanor, but a multitude of other issues as well.This middle grade novel tackles many weighty topics such as bullying, peer pressure, nature conservation, the rights of indigenous peoples, death, and the ability to forgive and it does so in a manner that even younger students would be able to ...


  9. says:

    Wow This is an amazing book with an unforgettable story Monika s writing was so powerful and sensory I found myself stopping often to retread, reflect , and want to have conversations with others about what I just read This is a special story, w...


  10. says:

    Hard hitting books that get you right in the emotional gut are hard to read, but for some reason when the book is meant for those middle grade readers out there I find them even harder to stomach There is just something about them when I know that they are meant for a pretty young audience that really gets me Maybe it is because I wish I could shelter these readers forever from such pain and suffering even though I know there are those out there that have already suffered through what the book Hard hitting books that get you right in the emotional gut are hard to read, but for some reason when the book is meant for those middle grade readers out there I find them even harder to stomach There is just something about them when I know that they are meant for a pretty young audience that really gets me Maybe it is because I wish I could shelter these readers forever from such pain and suffering even though I know there are those out there that have already suffered through what the book is dealing with or worse.Of course Be Light Like a Bird falls into this category I had no idea what to expect when I picked up the book I am sure I had read the blurb about it back when the author requested a review from me, but I kind of forgot Then, of course, I didn t bother reading the blurb again when I finally picked up the book to read it I just went for it.Be Light Like a Bi...


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