Sunday, April 20, 2008

Chasing Redbird (book review)

Chasing Redbird, by Sharon Creech, is the story of thirteen-year-old Zinny. She lives in a family with six other children, and she is generally considered the nobody. Everyone else in the family seems to have their place as "the pretty one," or "the nice one," or "the clever one," or "the thoughtful one," etc. Her sisters call her the "strange and stingy one". When Zinny discovers an old trail in her backyard, she realizes that she finally has a chance to show everyone that she's a somebody. Although she doesn't realize it, the trail will bring her more than fame. She will also learn more about herself and her family than she ever would have guessed.

This was another of Sharon Creech's hits! I thought that she couldn't possibly have written a better book than Walk Two Moons, but apparently I was wrong! This story was deeply moving, sad and happy at the same time. It was a REAL winner!