Kelly, Erin Entrada Blackbird Fly, 296 pgs. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2015. $16.99. Language: PG (4 deity) Mature Content: PG13 Violence: G;
Apple is a Filipino American who is being bullied at school. She feels that everyone has 3 IF’s (interesting facts) about them. Apple’s IF’s are: she has slanted eyes, she has a weird Filipino nickname, and she has a weird mother. She loves the Beatles and wants to learn to play the guitar. Apple becomes friends with two other kids at school who are also bullied.
This is the story of the unlikely friendship and teaches children that they can find friendship in an unexpected place. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It does have mature content.
MS –ADVISABLE. Reviewer: molsen