* "Beautiful...lyrical...mystical. A superb celebration of life." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla and her father are racing across the fields, following the migrating swans, when everything goes wrong. The birds collide with power lines, and her dad suffers a heart attack.
At the hospital, upset and scared, Isla meets Harry, with his wild red hair and firefly eyes. He doesn't laugh when she tells him about her love of birds. He listens. But Harry is ill, too: He has leukemia.
As Isla tries to deal with her father's frailty and the new feelings she has for Harry, she's determined to help the only way she knows how. Outside the hospital windows, Isla watches a lone swan struggling to fly. If she could just save the lost bird, would that magically make everything good again?
By the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, a novel SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL calls "a superb celebration of life."
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LUCY CHRISTOPHER'S novel STOLEN was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called it *"an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships."* She is also the author of FLYAWAY, a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales, where she is currently finishing her third book, THE KILLING WOODS, a psychological thriller for teens. Visit her website www.lucychristopher.com and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
I can see a lake, surrounded by trees. My eyes scan the surface of the water, searching...
"Think there are any birds down there?" Harry says.
I cringe, wait for the teasing. But Harry keeps quiet, genuinely interested.
"Maybe," I say quietly. "It's a bit early for them yet."
I turn back to study the lake, and I see something. Just one. I can't work out whether it's a whooper or a mute. Its feathers look grayish and young. My breath catches in my throat as I think about that lone gray whooper flying away from the power cables that day...all on her own. Maybe it's her.
"What is it?" Harry asks.
"Just a swan."
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Descripción Chicken House, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110545342147
Descripción Chicken House, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0545342147