Sparrow: A novel

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Sparrow has a promising life ahead of her as a ballerina, but that changes when she starts going out with Tristan King. Her friends worry about her. They know something’s wrong, but they don’t know how to help before it’s too late. After being assaulted by her boyfriend, Sparrow has to find a way to piece herself back together and face what happened, not only with Tristan, but with her mother as well.

At first I really got into Sparrow, but before long I started to get bored. It picked up some in the third part of the book. The characters are flat, and I didn’t care what happened to them in the end which, for this kind of story, made it loose some of its meaning. Sparrow’s abusive relationship was well done in how she reacts and feels. The pace is very fast. The narrative skips months at a time and events are told much later in the book from another point-of-view. Sparrow’s mother was abusive as well, but I was left wondering what she had to do with the story till the end and why characters in the story seemed to know except for me.

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Author Mary Cecilia Jackson
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 367 pages
Publisher Tor Teen
Publish Date 2020-03-17
ISBN 9780765398857
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Issue July 2020
Category Young Adult


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