Sparrow Read Online Free - Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather have stayed home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT Executive at a Brooklyn bank, reading, or watching the birds, than playing with other kids. And that's made school a lonely experience for her. It's made LIFE a lonely experience.
But when the one teacher who really understood her -- Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, a woman who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she'd love -- is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow's world unravels and she's found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt.
With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it's here that she discovers an outlet in Rock & Roll music...
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November 26, 2017
"That's when I saw them, a handful of kids scattered around the library on rugs, lying in pairs or off in a corner by themselves on a mat, piles of books beside them. It was the first time I ever wanted to join anything."
"I keep waiting to feel ready to get up, and then it hits me—I'm not going t...
September 16, 2017
MY Summary of the book:
SPARROW was found on the ledge of the roof of her school. She says she wasn't going to kill herself, but then what was she going to do? She won't say. After being released from the hospital and as she is forced to go to school again, she tries to repeat what she tried to do...
December 22, 2017
This is an important book ~ introspective, courageous, and timely.
February 24, 2018
Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of his book – all opinions are my own.
I have a soft spot for Sparrow. My heart broke for her while reading this book. I think it’s going to resonate with a lot of readers. She finds herself stuck in a space where she doesn’t feel that...
February 21, 2018
Amazing. Gorgeous. Painful. Wonderful debut. Only reason it wasn’t 5 stars was because the music camp was a little deus ex machina for me- a little too convenient. But otherwise absolutely stellar. The narration and the characters were incredibly good. Including one of the best fictional therapis...
December 12, 2017
Beautiful cover for a beautiful story.
Warning - it starts out slow and you're not sure you're going to get out of Sparrow's funk. But ultimately, this is a beautiful story of a young girl's navigation from fear and walling up to life.
April 13, 2017
This book is a beautiful debut. I felt Sparrows pain throughout the pages and I could definitely tell the author cares so much for her main character and may have had similar experiences as Sparrow. I enjoyed reading through Sparrow's therapy sessions; I felt Sarah captured what it's like to begi...
July 15, 2017
Sparrow is the quiet, shy kid we all know. Instead of being present for the cutting remarks of classmates, she imagines that she flies away with birds. After being labeled as a suicide risk, Sparrow must learn how to navigate her social anxiety without escaping reality. An introspective and well...
January 07, 2018
How's your reading year going? Or your typical life in general?
"This is where I want to be. Not up, not down, but right here where my feet are" - pg.264
Sparrow is an 8th grade student who was on top of the roof. No one believed what she did. Sparrow is strug...
October 03, 2017
Sparrow won’t talk about why she was on the roof, leaving everyone to assume she was attempting suicide, although this turns out not be a suicide attempt, it was a maddening way to start a YA novel. I was initially very frustrated with fourteen year-old Sparrow. But as the book unfolds and her pr...