Review for "Be Light Like a Bird" by Monika Schroder (2016) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I liked this novel. I repeat: I really, really liked this novel.
“Be Light Like a Bird” is the story of a 12 year old girl named Wren who loses her father in an airplane crash. Before she can grieve properly or come to terms with his loss, her mother burns all of her father’s things and moves them to Tennessee, and then several weeks later to Ohio. They finally settle in Michigan, where she makes friends with another outcast, a bird-watching boy named Theo. Their friendship has a healing effect on Wren, as well as the discovery of the potential destruction a pond where the birds they love to watch congregate.
This is a really great story for young readers. The chapters are short, and it deals frankly with grief and the loss of a loved one. I totally would recommend this to anybody though, it really was that good.
[Note: A free, digital copy of this book was provided by Capstone Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.]