I mentioned Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor in my recent post about addiction and recovery in books for kids and teens. Since the book is on library/bookstore shelves as of this week, I wanted to make sure that this book doesn’t get overlooked. The addiction/recovery aspect of the book is actually a small part of the story. It is also about a girl finding her artistic voice, making unexpected friends, and learning about family. It is a really lovely book, perfect for thoughtful girls who dream of writing one day.
My colleague and fellow Books in Bloom contributor, Lindsay, posted a great review of Sparrow Road today. She said, in part, “All of O’Connor’s characters contain hidden depths that the reader gets to unravel throughout the story to see the finished work at the end.” If Lindsey and I aren’t enough to convince you, Sparrow Road also got a starred review in Kirkus. Find out more on the author’s web site.