Saturday, November 29, 2008


I am a fan of Rita Murphy, and her latest, Bird, did not disappoint.  In fact, this has to be one of my favorite books she's written.  This would make an excellent book discussion book - it has so many aspects that you could talk about.  It is an intriguing story about Miranda - a tiny girl - carried off by the wind and deposited at Bourne Manor - a haunting old house with only one other occupant- Wysteria Barrows.  Wysteria takes good physical care of Miranda but that is about it - she does not give her physical affection or any sort of emotional care.  It is not until Miranda meets Farley - that she comes to understand what the plight of her life really is - and how she can change that.  Quote from the back cover to get you thinking:
Fear is a strange thing.  It can creep unnoticed into your mind, seize hold of your reason and take root.
Really a lovely story - highly recommend it.

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