Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Publish date: September 2014
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books/Wendy Lamb Books
Rating: * * * *

Sometimes you have to shout to be heard by those closest to you, and then there is too much noise. And sometimes a stranger hears you even when you don’t speak out loud.

Chirp’s fun-loving, energetic mother gets sick. Then sicker. And everything changes – for Chirp, for her mom and her dad and her sister. For their life together and their separate lives. Chirp is wise beyond her years, despite adults all around her treating her like a child – which she is – and unable to understand – which she also is, but only because they withhold information from her.

Chirp is frank and straightforward, and her adherence to rules (which she recites to herself when in doubt) is both sweet and sad. I look forward to more from this author.

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for the copy I received in exchange for a review.

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