So I have an 8 year old son who I am trying to get to read more. He does love to read somethings already but lately I am trying to get him to read things outside of his comic books. He is currently working his way through the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He seems to like it. I have also gotten him the books from the Artemis Fowl series. We shall see how this goes for him.
I am talking about my son today, because this book review deals with a book that has a child as the main character. Well really there are a couple of children that this book focuses on.
And on with the show...
Book Title: Sleeping with the Blackbirds
Author: Alex Pearl
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I want to preface this with saying this was a very good book. I enjoyed reading it. That being said, it is not a fast paced book. It is not a book that is all action and adventure. It's a beautifully written book about a boy and his birds. I think that young readers will love this book.
I felt sorry for Roy through out this whole book. I am a social worker and all I could think about is that this poor boy is being neglected. My heart reached out to him. When the twist with his parents comes out, I could actually see it all falling into place. Don't worry, I am not going to tell you what happens, but things do start to fall into place.
I love the relationship that the birds have with this little boy. They are really involved and I loved how they kept trying to do things to help Roy out. In the end they made things harder on him, but really they just wanted him happy so he could keep making bird boxes and getting them the food they would need for the winter. I loved that part of this book.
Pros: The emotion in the story was great.
Cons: A bit slow in places.
Overall rating: Recommended!