Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.
There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.
Though Savannah Rose―Sparrow to her friends and family―is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed―“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”―will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….
I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this, it was a beautiful heart breaking novel that I really enjoyed reading. I also absolutely loved the cover of this book.
This wasn’t a easy book to read , you could see where it was going and that disaster was looming , Sparrow’s back story is horrifying and the emotional scars she had lead to physical scars in the present.
I loved Sparrow’s character, her strength and determination shine throughout the book and i loved her strong friendships which made the novel shine.
I’m really hoping there’s another to this book, the story is told from Sparrow view and alternated with one of her best friends Marcus who is her dance partner this read was a rollercoaster of emotions.
My rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshmen, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young-adult finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. She lives with her architect husband, William, in Western North Carolina and Hawaii, where they have a farm and five ridiculously adorable goats.