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This one made me cry because it was all so relatable! I love how it stayed as true as it could to the Philippine culture it echoed and how it stirred in bits of how it is to live in a place so very different from where one comes from. This one I love.
Love love love!!! Beyond creative and just a gem of a book!!! Super special & made me reminisce about my musical childhood & my love for music & how music impacts me daily and creates JOY!!! Love this author!
My 11 year old daughter loved this book. She couldn't put it down. She said she loved that she could relate to her because she was Filipino. We are a Filipino family and we appreciate the representation.
This book was so amazing, I couldn't put it down! I loved that people in middle school can really relate. I am in fourth grade and I know what she is going through with friends turning into bullies. I have read Hello Universe and The land of the forgotten girls too. But neither one of them stood out to me like this one did!
I first heard about Blackbird Fly from the We Need Diverse Books blog and then my book club picked it to read. Oh how much I freaking loved this book. As a child of an immigrant I was able to relate to Apple in so many way. I just felt a deep connection and I believe others would feel the same way.
Erin Entrada Kelly truly captured what its liked to be in middle school and trying to navigate the social structures within it. Oh the flashbacks. I felt I knew each character in the book in real life and could match them up with someone I once knew. Plus The Beatles music was an added bonus.
Overall the was just a great book. I would recommend this book for children and adults.