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Wren is devastated after her older sister, Lizzie, runs away from home and leaves her behind They had always been inseparable, and Wren felt her job was to tether Lizzie to the world Who is Wren, if not her sister s keeper With the help of some new friends who, frankly, are farinteresting than Wren herself , Wren discovers her own identity and solves a few mysteries about her family s past along the way.This book is written with in a very lyrical, poetic style with lots of imagery and Wren is devastated after her older sister, Lizzie, runs away from home and leaves her behind They had always been inseparable, and Wren felt her job was to tether Lizzie to the world Who is Wren, if not her sister s keeper With the help of some new friends who, frankly, are farinteresting than Wren herself , Wren discovers her own identity and solves a few mysteries about her family s past along the way.This book is written with in a very lyrical, poetic style with lots of imagery and figurative language Unfortunately, I just couldn t connect with it at all.the style basically keeps the reader at arm s length throughout the story It was terribly confusing, and I had a hard time telling what was really happening and what was only in Wren s head Who was real and who was she just imagining A lot of it just didn t make much sense The end, especially, just left me scratching my head.Other readers might enjoy the dreamy, blurred realitythan I did, but I just found myself lost throughout Thanks to NetGalley and Skyscape for the ARC Until a month ago, Wren lived in her own little bubble with her sister, Lizzie But, like everyone else, Lizzie left her Determined not to make any new attachments, Wren shut herself up in her house, watching Wheel of Fortune with her dad She soon began to make some connections and reconnections, but would she choose the safety of her loneliness or take a chance on these new friendships My love affair with Crane s books continues I was immediately swept up into Wren s world via the beautiful Until a month ago, Wren lived in her own little bubble with her sister, Lizzie But, like everyone else, Lizzie left her Determined not to make any new attachments, Wren shut herself up in her house, watching Wheel of Fortune with her dad She soon began to make some connections and reconnections, but would she choose the safety of her loneliness or take a chance on these new friendships My love affair with Crane s books continues I was immediately swept up into Wren s world via the beautiful and lyrical prose I found her struggle with abandonment and loneliness very relatable, and thought Crane did a wonderful job illustrating those feelings There was a bit of mystery in this story, which somewhat intrigued me What happened in Idaho Where did Lizzie go What s Wilder s story And, Crane addressed each and everyone of these questions for me, but what really kept me reading were the complex and well developed characters, who inhabited Wren s world Leia was such a force Her rants about hormones and artificial colors amused me, and I love that she was able to light a fire under Wren and get her to spread her wings a little Baby Girl was a link for Wren to her sister, but she ended up being a fantastic friend My favorite, though, was Luca If I were younger, he would be my newest book boyfriend, because his charm, wit, persistence, affection, kindness, and generosity were a thing of beauty That kid brought a smile to my face every time he came on page, and I definitely basked in his yellow aura Then, there was Wren Her pain was palpable Her loss, so profound She was a shell without her sister, and I really wanted her to grab onto these opportunities, to connect with other people, and open herself up to possibilities I wanted her to discover the truth, and free herself from the blame and guilt she carried about the demise of her family I wanted her to shake her father awake from the sleepwalking life he had been living, because she needed a parent, who was both physically and emotionally present I wanted so many things for her, and I was elated to make this healing journey with her, because it was important for me to see all these things happen Overall A gorgeously written story of healing and gaining freedom from the past, in order to make connections and move towards the future ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS Leaving does a strange thing to those who remain It starts with one one person who walks out the door And a piece goes missing But that empty space follows us, creatingholesSeries No Standalone Genre YA Contemporary POV First person Cliffhanger No This book is one of the reads I had high hopes for, mainly because the cover and the blurb seemed like the usual reads I go for.Okay Postcards for a Songbird was promising but it had over flowery prose and tLeaving does a strange thing to those who remain It starts with one one person who walks out the door And a piece goes missing But that empty space follows us, creatingholesSeries No Standalone Genre YA Contemporary POV First person Cliffhanger No This book is one of the reads I had high hopes for, mainly because the cover and the blurb seemed like the usual reads I go for.Okay Postcards for a Songbird was promising but it had over flowery prose and too much literary embellishment that my reading experience felt very lost Metaphors are all around the story that it can be very confusing what the author wants to happen, what is real and what is not.The side characters were likeable but it is hard to escape that the plot is so slow it is almost not there The book is trying to be a heavily emotional one but I unfortunately felt nothing and no connection to the main character at all.At the end, all I can say is the book was an okay read Not for me but can be perfect for somebody THE CRITERIA Blurb Main Character Significant Other Support Characters Writing Style Character Development Romance Pacing Ending Unputdownability Book Cover FINAL VERDICT 3.27 5Much thanks to NetGalley and Skyscape for this complimentary copy This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copyBlog Bookstagram Facebook Twitter Originally posted on The Nerd Daily Review by Teralyn MitchellPostcards For A Songbird is a beautiful coming of age story The story starts a month after Wren Plumley s older sister, Lizzie, left in the middle of the night without saying goodbye Wren believes she is cursed and everyone is destined to leave her eventually She is a shell of herself and so much so that her father forces her to get out of the house and take a driver s education course Slowly, after meeting a few new people and Originally posted on The Nerd Daily Review by Teralyn MitchellPostcards For A Songbird is a beautiful coming of age story The story starts a month after Wren Plumley s older sister, Lizzie, left in the middle of the night without saying goodbye Wren believes she is cursed and everyone is destined to leave her eventually She is a shell of herself and so much so that her father forces her to get out of the house and take a driver s education course Slowly, after meeting a few new people and getting reacquainted with her sister s best friend, Wren is able to figure out who she is and what she wants in life She s able to find out long held secrets and really move forward with her life.Postcards For A Songbird is the kind of book that got me into reading contemporary YA in the first place It is deep and dealt with issues that effect real life The characters are three dimensional while also being quirky and funny This was a great summer read that had its light moments along with its dark ones that did not overshadow the rest of the story too much but added depth and heart to it.I loved how eccentric and off beat it was with the auras and the casserole Wren s father made for every softball game even though no one ate it Wren was such a strong character who did not know her strength She lived in her sister s shadow all her life and tried to make sure her sister never left that she never found out who she was She never found out what she wanted in life and was content to just let life flow around her But when Lizzie leaves, Wren starts to discover who she is and what she wants out of life She has to learn how to live for herself and while it looks like rebellion, it really isn t When you are the good child who always follows the rules and never makes any waves, any little thing you do can seem as if you re rebelling against the system That s what happen to Wren after her sister left She started doingand realising that even if people may leave in the end, you still have to live your best life.I also enjoyed Leia and Luca from the beginning Leia did not beat around the bush and I loved how she was so open from the start She felt a certain way about things and she made sure to let everyone know I enjoyed her personality a lot I liked Luca because his personality was so bright and infections He was happy and he too did not beat around the bush He liked Wren from the moment they met and he made sure to let Wren know that He was persistent and talkative in a way that sad Wren wasn t He slowly but surely helped pull Wren out of the shadows Baby Girl was a great character too and I loved seeing her finding herself along side Wren Baby Girl spent her whole life being everyone but herself only to realise that she wanted to finally find out who she was and what it was she liked.Wilder was Wren in the sense that he was cautions and never stepped out of his comfort zone He believed in playing it safe at all costs because the risk of being hurt and left behind just wasn t worth it Wren had to realise even with that risk she wanted to give into love and new friendships These three new friends helped Wren when she needed it the most and so did Wilder in his own way.Learning the reason behind Wren s mother leaving and then Lizzie s leaving fourteen years later was a shock It was unexpected to find out what was the truth of it but finding out helped the reader realise why Chief Wren s father acted the way he did with his girls Finding out the truth was what Wren needed to really move on from the past and embrace her future It was what Lizzie needed as well to move forward.Postcards For A Songbird was such a powerful and moving story that showed the importance of friends, family, and never letting fear rule your life Wren had to learn that she was not the reason people were leaving and that she had to learn to live the life she wanted This coming of age story was one of the best I ve read this year and I enjoyed it so much Postcards for a songbird deals with wren who is 16 years old who s sister just up and leaves when she turns 18 Not only that her mother left the picture when she was on a young child Chief Wren s father worries about her and wants to send her to Utah to live with her aunt but Wren doesn t want to leave she wants to stay with her dad and wait for her sister to come back I loved the characters in this story I loved the writing I loved the issues that it dealt with Like families, abandonedmen Postcards for a songbird deals with wren who is 16 years old who s sister just up and leaves when she turns 18 Not only that her mother left the picture when she was on a young child Chief Wren s father worries about her and wants to send her to Utah to live with her aunt but Wren doesn t want to leave she wants to stay with her dad and wait for her sister to come back I loved the characters in this story I loved the writing I loved the issues that it dealt with Like families, abandonedment, friendship, depression, etc Some of the quotes I highlighted were so beautiful I just devoured this story and I didnt want it to end First book I have read from this author Will definitely be picking up her other books I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an arc of this book for an honest review Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of POSTCARDS FOR A SONGBIRD by Rebekah Crane in exchange for my honest review 2.5 STARS The only thing Wren knows is everyone leaves First her mother, twelve years ago, now her beloved sister Lizzie Now her father, whom she calls Chief, talks of sending Wren to Utah to live with relatives She needs to prove her father that she has a life outside of the house Soon she meets a unique cast of characters as she comes closer to the m Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of POSTCARDS FOR A SONGBIRD by Rebekah Crane in exchange for my honest review 2.5 STARS The only thing Wren knows is everyone leaves First her mother, twelve years ago, now her beloved sister Lizzie Now her father, whom she calls Chief, talks of sending Wren to Utah to live with relatives She needs to prove her father that she has a life outside of the house Soon she meets a unique cast of characters as she comes closer to the mystery of Lizzie s disappearance.My first impression of POSTCARDS FOR A SONGBIRD was the beauty of Rebekah Crane s lyrical prose Wren thinks in metaphors as a way to understand her world After a few chapters I grew tired of Wren s narration The writing felt heavy and stilted The plot moved at a snail s pace, yet Wren and her friends kept me in interested for most of the story POSTCARDS FOR A SONGBIRD is a story of Wren s growth from her sister s shadow and Wren does discover herself The resolution felt like a letdown because I couldn t comprehend the motivations of Lizzie and Chief Wren s father told her, but it didn t feel genuine.I wouldn t go out of my way to recommend d POSTCARDS FOR A SONGBIRD, but I wouldn t dissuade readers if asked for my opinion Aren t memories just made up stories that we tell ourselves anyway We dictate what we see and how we want to remember Sometimes that s what we need to do to get by, to get through, to move onOne thing I hate in books is overly flowery language and purple prose It is pretentious, overdramatic and often doesn t work because authors don t know how to do it without their work sounding like an English creative writing assignment Unfortunately, this book was no different It was trying to bAren t memories just made up stories that we tell ourselves anyway We dictate what we see and how we want to remember Sometimes that s what we need to do to get by, to get through, to move onOne thing I hate in books is overly flowery language and purple prose It is pretentious, overdramatic and often doesn t work because authors don t know how to do it without their work sounding like an English creative writing assignment Unfortunately, this book was no different It was trying to be something it wasn t and ended up just sounding confusing and unnecessarily wordy The actual story was alright but nothing much happened and all it seemed to have going for it was the purple prose, which didn t end up working for me While I did like the characters of Wren and Wilder, I didn t really see why I was being told their story Postcards for a Songbird is about a teen s struggle through abandonment issues and learning to rely on others Wren has walls around her heart, built to protect her from the pain of losing people First her mother abandoned her in childhood, and then her sister ran away a month ago So at the start of the book, she is in a bad state To encourage her to go out , her father signs her up for drivers ed classes, and she meets a boy who reminds her very much of her sister s sunny radiance As sh Postcards for a Songbird is about a teen s struggle through abandonment issues and learning to rely on others Wren has walls around her heart, built to protect her from the pain of losing people First her mother abandoned her in childhood, and then her sister ran away a month ago So at the start of the book, she is in a bad state To encourage her to go out , her father signs her up for drivers ed classes, and she meets a boy who reminds her very much of her sister s sunny radiance As she navigates this first love, she also has to find out what made her sister leave and where she is now My principal quibble against this book is that for all its emotionally charged arc and character driven development, I didn t feel a thing Zilch First of all, her sister is the Manic Pixie type who will romanticize Anything, and it is never clarified if she got any professional help for her issues Secondly, Luca, who is the insta love boyfriend Wren gains, is quite pushy and his behaviour iscreepy than flirty, what with his constant getting into her space, and chasing her even though she puts up a wall between them Heck, there is even a line where he says he s been patient enough and he is going to not ask, going to kiss her He tells her he is going to let her decide if they want to be a thing, and then the next day he pushes her for an answer anyway and dismisses it when she calls him out on it His character is better in the second half of the book, but the first half had me like why is he is the love interest Next there is the way these teens speak Wren and her friends always speak in metaphors and overworked Romantic language, as if they are constantly standing in an open mic night This was supposed to be them not conforming or something eyeroll Most of the story is about Wren ruminating about her life, her memories with her sister, and what she thinks about love and stuff, so I get that that may beintrospective and purple prose y, but why are they talking in the same kind of dialogue FFS Oh, and I want to have a conversation with her dad for keeping that from his high school aged daughters the way the secret was hidden I was thinking it was something much worse And don t even get me started on Wilder and how much prominence he is given in the blurb considering his role in the book Overall, a frustrating superfluous read that was only bearable because it was short Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Skyscape, via Edelweiss. I want to thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me access to this book Unfortunately it just wasn t for me I stopped reading 40% and I couldn t continue because I didn t find the content captivating enough I m sure this book will appeal to many, just not me.It was so confusing and weird and the writing was overly embellished for my liking ARC received from Netgalley and Skyscape Publishers in exchange for an honest review. ^Free Epub ✙ Postcards for a Songbird ↛ Everyone eventually leaves Wren Plumley First it was her mother, then her best friend, and then her sister Now living with only her cop father and her upended dreams, Wren feels stranded, like a songbird falling in a stormWhen Wilder, a sickly housebound teen, moves in next door, Wren finally finds what she s always wanted a person who can t leave But a chance meeting with Luca, the talkative, crush worthy boy in her driver s ed class, has Wren wondering if maybe she s too quick to push people away Soon, Wren finds herself caught between the safety of a friendship and a love worth fighting forWren starts to dream again But when postcards begin arriving from her sister, Wren must ultimately confront why her mother left fourteen years before and why her sister followed in her footsteps For her new life to take flight, Wren will have to reconcile the heartbreaking beauty of lost dreams and the beautiful heartbreak of her new reality La source blanche : L'étonnante histoire des dialogues avec l'Ange then her best friend Le sourire à visage humain : Suivi de Citoyen, citoyenneté et Encore plus de plus and then her sister Now living with only her cop father and her upended dreams Soigner les plantes par les huiles essentielles et les huiles végétales Wren feels stranded Préparation aux examens de coiffure CAP : Sciences et technologie like a songbird falling in a stormWhen Wilder Joyeux anniversaire - Livre d'or à écrire - 18 ans - taille M - Violet a sickly housebound teen Le Démon et mademoiselle Prym moves in next door ECG en pratique courante : Situation clinique, examen, commentaire Wren finally finds what she s always wanted a person who can t leave But a chance meeting with Luca La planète aux vents de folie (La romance de Ténébreuse, tome 1) the talkative Mes 9 Procédés Secrets Pour Accroître l'Autonomie Affective (2ième Édition) crush worthy boy in her driver s ed class Mes 9 Procédés Secrets Pour Accroître l'Autonomie Affective (2ième Édition) crush worthy boy in her driver s ed class Beyond Tomorrow Wren finds herself caught between the safety of a friendship and a love worth fighting forWren starts to dream again But when postcards begin arriving from her sister Beyond Tomorrow Wren must ultimately confront why her mother left fourteen years before and why her sister followed in her footsteps For her new life to take flight Les requins sont-ils des fossiles vivants ? 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