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Wild Bird

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Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
Paperback $9.99
Jan 22, 2019 | ISBN 9781101940471

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Praise for Wild Bird:

“Engrossing and inspiring.” —PW

“Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her.” —VOYA, starred review 

Riveting… Van Draanen makes palpable both the outer desert landscape and Wren’s intense inner emotions. A memorable book about family, friendship, forgiveness, and second chances.” —Kirkus Reviews

A strikingly raw and emotional story. The first-person narrative perfectly captures Wren’s cynical yet vulnerable teen voice.” —SLJ

What a magnificent book! Inspirational, insightful, and instantly relatable.” –Callan McAuliffe, “Bryce” in the movie Flipped
“This impactful, gorgeous, insightful novel will touch you in a deep, extraordinary way.” – Madeline Carroll, “Julie” in the movie Flipped

“An involving tale of a middle-schooler who took a very wrong turn but manages to straighten her own path.” —The Bulletin
“Spellbinding”Midwest Book Review
“I read Wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heart—and then mend it.“ —Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival

Wild Bird grabbed me by the wrist on page one—it’s riveting.” —Jenny Hubbard, author of And We Stay, a Printz Honor Book
“An exhilarating story of survival and second chances.” —Dana Reinhardt, author of Tell Us Something True

“This was an absolute one-sit read and I recommend it highly.” —Rene Kirkpatrick, University Bookstore, Seattle

“Wow! This book is a gem. I could feel the heat, the cold, the fear and frustration at every turn of the page.” —Valerie Lewis, Hicklebee’s Bookstore


ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers SELECTION

Arizona Young Readers Master List SELECTION

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Master List SELECTION


Nebraska Golden Sower Master List SELECTION

Texas Lonestar Reading List SELECTION

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION

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