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Hoffman, Alice.
NIGHTBIRD
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
ISBN 0385389582

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They say thereís a monster in Sidwell, Massachusetts.  They say it has enormous black wings, and that it flies only at night.

Twig, who lives alone with her mother in the house her family has occupied for generations, knows that the stories are true.  She knows that itís up to her to make sure no one gets close enough to their family to guess at the secrets they conceal.

But Twig is getting older, and itís getting harder to hold herself apart from the world around her.  Life is meant to be lived, isnít it?

So, when a new family moves into the old property next door, Twig secretly defies her mother to make a friend---and sets into motion a series of events that will change their futures foreverÖ

Nightbird is a story of love, of anger, of curses, and of blessings---will Twigís actions ruin her familyís precarious existence, or will they bring about healing and forgiveness?

Read Nightbird to find out.
(Booktalk by Great Stone Face Award Committee, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
                        Community life -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
                        Fantasy fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Massachusetts -- Fiction.
                        Wings (Anatomy) -- Fiction.
                        Witchcraft -- Fiction.

 
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