Wild Bird


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$10.99  $10.22
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen is the author of many beloved and award-winning books. For middle graders, she's written The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, Swear to Howdy, and the Sammy Keyes mystery series. For teens and tweens, there's Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway. And for younger readers, check out the Shredderman quartet and the Gecko and Sticky series. Wendelin Van Draanen lives in central California with her husband and two sons. Find her on the web at WendelinVanDraanen.com or on Twitter at @WendelinVanD.


Praise for Wild Bird

"Engrossing and inspiring." --PW

"Van Draanen's Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her." --VOYA, starred review

"Riveting... Van Draanen makes palpable both the outer desert landscape and Wren's intense inner emotions. A memorable book about family, friendship, forgiveness, and second chances." --Kirkus Reviews

"A strikingly raw and emotional story. The first-person narrative perfectly captures Wren's cynical yet vulnerable teen voice." --SLJ

"What a magnificent book! Inspirational, insightful, and instantly relatable." -Callan McAuliffe, "Bryce" in the movie Flipped

"This impactful, gorgeous, insightful novel will touch you in a deep, extraordinary way." - Madeline Carroll, "Julie" in the movie Flipped

"An involving tale of a middle-schooler who took a very wrong turn but manages to straighten her own path." --The Bulletin

"Spellbinding" --Midwest Book Review

"I read Wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heart--and then mend it." --Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival

"Wild Bird grabbed me by the wrist on page one--it's riveting." --Jenny Hubbard, author of And We Stay, a Printz Honor Book

"An exhilarating story of survival and second chances." --Dana Reinhardt, author of Tell Us Something True

"This was an absolute one-sit read and I recommend it highly." --Rene Kirkpatrick, University Bookstore, Seattle

"Wow! This book is a gem. I could feel the heat, the cold, the fear and frustration at every turn of the page." --Valerie Lewis, Hicklebee's Bookstore