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What the Birds See by Sonya Hartnett
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Jan 31, 11


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This dark little book focuses on a young boy who doesn't quite fit in at school, and who lives with his artistic but reclusive uncle and his uptight grandmother. In the background of the book is news of the disappearance of 3 siblings, who went to get ice cream and never came home. Adrian becomes friends with his new neighbors and the plot revolves around his relationship with the oldest of the 3 children who move to his neighborhood.

While this book is beautifully written, the plot seems a bit scattered, and the characters are very sad in their isolation from each other and society. I would highly recommend Hartnett's first book, "Thursday's Child". This book would suit anyone looking for a melancholy read.
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