Summer Bird Blue

Summer Bird Blue

Book - 2018 | First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
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After her sister and songwriting partner, Lee, dies in an automobile accident, seventeen-year-old Rumi is sent to Hawaii with an aunt she barely knows while she and her mother grieve separately.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, [2018]
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781481487757
1481487752
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm

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blackarrows7954
Aug 11, 2020

Summer Bird Blue is about teenager Rumi Seto grieving for her younger sister Lea who passed away due to a car crash. The story repeatedly jumps from present to past and back. Every flashback to the happiest time when Rumi and Lea are the best siblings tugs on the my emotions. A lot of the book is reading about how Rumi feels from her lost sister. Surprisingly, she feels a lot of guilt and hatred towards herself for something that she had no control over. Eventually, she gets over the lost and writes a beautiful song that she and her sister were going to write together, Summer Bird Blue. The most moving part of the book was the ending where she finally wrote the song that she never brought herself to finish. Although the constant flashbacks seems to make the story less cohesive, it allows the reader to also become emotionally attached to Lea just like Rumi.

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blackarrows7954
Jul 05, 2020

blackarrows7954 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18

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