Sparrow by Sarah Moon

4 stars

Reviewed by Suzi.

Sarah Moon provides an intimate and real portrayal of loneliness, that shifts into a heartwarming tale of transformation. Though there were parts where I felt the author could've put in more detail and dialogue, I was satisfied with the book as a whole. The reader was given, through Moon's beautiful and poetic writing, a window into the social anxiety that Sparrow, the main character, experiences. Not only was it a window, it was also a mirror; I felt as if I could see myself and the rarely visible vulnerable side of other people in Sparrow on more than one occasion. Overall, I greatly enjoyed the mixed variety of feelings this book gave me. If it doesn't become a Middle Grade hit when it comes out in a few weeks, you can be assured that I will be one to recommend it to many, many people.