Julia’s Review: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman


I hit the jackpot last week.  Julia, a guest reviewer, sent me reviews on five different books for middle graders.  As a an avid reader and sixth grader, she’s an expert.  I’m hoping she’ll keep sending reviews so I can feature a review by her each week, especially during the summer.  (No pressure, Julia.)

After reading what Julia wrote about Nightbird by Alice Hoffman, I can’t wait to read it.  Trust me.  You are going to want to read it too.

  • Write three words to describe this book.  amazing, beautiful, WOW
  • Who was your favorite character?  Why?   I felt sorry for James because he couldn’t leave the house, and Twig’s mom, because she was so reclusive.  He was my favorite character because he was so kind, smart, and heroic.
  • How did the book make you feel?  I was so happy when James rescued Agatha and when Julia met Twig. This book is quite possibly my favorite book ever; it’s so full of feelings and I feel like all the emotions just blend together into a perfect, swirling dance.

Book Synopsis from Random House.  “Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.”


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