I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read
This first book from author E.J. Stillings captures the complicated mess that a relationship between sisters can be. Although I've never known anyone to respond to death the way the character did, I could feel the hope for grace all the way through the book up to the very end. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read, interesting characters and a little bit of craziness!
In this digital world I struggle to unplug and read for entertainment. The Crying Bird has changed that for me. I visualized May's experiences as I have lived through my own similar story. This book touched my heart and I look forward to more from this author. Her soul comes through in her characters. Well done!
A heartwarming story. I truly enjoyed reading this book- I felt connected with the characters and will be passing this book along to friends. I'm looking forward to reading more of E. J. Stilling's work in the future.
Highly recommend The Crying Bird! Hard to believe this was E.J. Stillings debut book!
Smart, witty and the storyline kept me guessing! I look forward to reading many more of E.J. Stillings' books in the near future.
I read it straight through laughing and crying, characters are engaging & makes you hope for a happy ending with good advice to take away
Loved the book. I could not put it down. The highs and lows of family love and loss. The families we are born with and the ones we make. Just a great book.
A great read. Easy read. Love the first person narrative. For anyone trying to understand grief or someone they are trying to help through the grieving process this is a helpful fictional book that hits the mark
Once I started the book I just couldn't put it down... The character's made me laugh & cry. What a wonderful fast pace read.
Can't wait for her next book!
A lovely story with lessons and laughter throughout. The characters are well developed and the story flows seamlessly making it an easy read! Can't wait for more from this author!
The Crying Bird wasn't at all what I expected, not that I can actually put into words what it was that I was expecting. This book is about a woman whose husband and young daughter died so, of course, it had very sad parts. However, there where times when I literally laughed out loud!
At one point while we were in the car, my husband driving, I was reading. I read the section where 'Limpy' was giving her the snail and I busted out laughing! I had to reread it to the carload of people! That was a great part :)
There were a few things that I didn't love but overall this was a good book. It kind of ended abruptly, it was almost too simple, but I still enjoyed it. Glad that this book was sent my way!
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Funny books are so hard to come by these days. Wait, let me rephrase that. Good, clean, funny, PG books are hard to come by these days. Every once in a while I will read a book with a funny part, and it is refreshing. This book fits that bill. Sure, it's about a woman that has lost her family, and that is sad, but it doesn't dwell on it. Isn't that how it is in real life? Don't we deal with death, and then keep living? Or that is how it's supposed to work. The main character, May Johnson, does exactly what we all want to do when we lose someone close to us. She shuts down. When she finally gets enough of her little sister trying to help her, she runs away. Again, wouldn't we all like to do that sometimes?
This is a story that many of us can relate to. It is a little sad, but it is also, fast-paced, witty and heartwarming! You not only get May Johnson's point of view as the griever, but you also get the point of view of her sister, as the caregiver. There are unlikely friendships, good deeds, and conversations with a bird. Please tell me that you talk to animals too.
This is E.J. Stillings debut novel, and it is a winner! I absolutely love this book! I will be suggesting this book to my IRL book club, and I just know they will love it!
I received a copy of this book from E.J. Stillings in exchange for my honest review.
Come read <a href="http://juliekmccomas.com/2017/11/crying-bird/">my bird story</a> that happened the day I finished The Crying Bird. Kinda crazy!