The Someday Birds

The Someday Birds

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062445766
Branch Call Number: J FIC PLA
Characteristics: 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Feb 15, 2020

Wow. I felt like I was in the RV with Charlie and his family. The author was good at describing emotions, and helping the reader experience not just Charlie’s emotions, but the other characters’, too. I especially liked how Ludmila’s story unfolded as the book went along.

Aug 03, 2018

Charlie wishes that his life had stayed simple and predictable as it always was. Faced with the challenges of autism and OCD, Charlie wishes that is ordinary life stayed the same. Now Charlie must take a road trip across the country with his siblings, babysitter, and grandma to visit his father in the hospital who will undergo brain surgery. A few years ago Charlie and his father came up with a list of birds to find. If Charlie can find these birds before he arrives at the hospital, maybe everything would be okay. Join Charlie on his adventure from California to Virginia and discover a wonderful family story. This book was an amazing book! It had a great story plot and I loved the different bird facts in the book. I highly recommend this book for ages ten and older. Rating- 5/5 stars
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MissAnnie Jul 31, 2017

A wonderful story with a timely plot and fine characters. Folks come into the story in unusual, but explainable ways and the novel unfolds with unexpected but heartfelt events. The best book I have read so far this year.

ArapahoeStaff2 Mar 13, 2017

This lovely book kept me turning the pages the whole way through. Charlie, who struggles with OCD and falls on the autism spectrum, was so likeable and I found myself rooting for him page after page. I loved all of the bird facts and other facts peppered throughout the novel. Albeit a bit didactic at times, overall this book is a great next read for fans of realistic fiction.

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