The Bird Queen's Book

 
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February 25, 2018
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What would you do if you found a mysterious book written in a secret language?

Thirteen-year-old Denny’s life is far from easy. He’s at the bottom of the food chain at school, he works a mind-numbingly boring student job at his uncle’s shredding store, and, on top it all, he has to try out for the school basketball team—and let’s just say basketball’s not his strong point.

But one day, he finds an ancient book in an indecipherable language. Could it be a secret code? Or maybe even… magic?
As Denny starts spinning a fantasy tale around the book, the real world begins to fade from view. It won’t be long before his problems catch up with him, crashing down one by one…

Thrilling, moving, and funny, The Bird Queen’s Book is an inspiring story of friendship, loss, and a boy trying to find his place in the world.

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great read for YA fans
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he Bird Queen's book is a smart, moving, and immaculately presented tale of a kid coming to terms with loss through engagement with fiction and creativity. The characters are well-drawn and convincing, the drama is tight, and the plot is in turn comic, moving, exciting, and warm. I'd absolutely recommend this to all fans of Y.A. and N.A. fiction, and would similarly recommend it to fans of Italo Calvino, Gene Wolfe, or metafiction more generally. There's much more here than meets the eye.
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loved the story within a story
snappy dialogue and fast-paced plot
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