Book Review: Nest By Esther Ehrlich

By Esther Ehrlich
Genre: YA
336 pages
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books September 9, 2014

I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It is 1972 and Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein lives on Cape Cod with her psychiatrist father, her ill mother, and her sister Rachel. When Naomi's mother's illness turns out to be serious she turns to her neighbor Joey. She also finds comfort in watching her much loved birds. Together Chirp and Joey come up with the perfect plan: Escape, Adventure, Discovery.

A captivating children's book that is suitable for all ages. It held my attention and the dialogue and characters were believable. I think you, too will sing its' praises.

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  1. I am reading this right now. It is such a beautifully told story. Chirp reminds me so much of myself. I have to read it slowly and take plenty of breaks because I can remember all to clearly the pain and fear she feels in the face of her mother's illness. I hope that this story is one day a popular choice in middle schools around the country.

  2. You're right, it would be a great addition to schools.


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