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"This book is going straight onto my 'books to send through a time machine to my 14-year-old self' bookshelf. It's the book I needed during a major depressive episode sophomore year. Or when I had no one to sit with at lunch. Or when classmates hurled 'oreo' at me for hiding in the corner with a book.

This one is for the black girl bookworms, the misfits, the 'blerds.' For the anxious girls, and the secret rockstars. It's a love letter. It's a paradise. Sparrow is a song."

Read D.

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Author Sarah Moon
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date 2017-10-10
Section Young Adult (12 Up) / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Fiction Suggestions / Read D.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781338032581

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 Manhattan 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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