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Other Birds, by Sarah Addison Allen

lawsonalicej's review

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5.0

I LOVED this book. I saw someone else describe it as “a ray of sunshine” and I agree completely. A love story not about romance, but about family & friendship & unconditional love in a beautiful setting that draws you in from the beginning. I’m sure this will hold up as one of my favorite books of the year. 

carleneinspired's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

bewitched_reader9's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious reflective fast-paced

5.0

mollyburd's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

arnoldad1's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

slandis's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

I am IN LOVE with this book! I loved the writing style, the characters, the story, everything.

I felt that I was whisked away to Mallow Island and the Dellawisp condos from the very first chapter, and I did not want to leave. This is a lovely story about the residents of the Dellawisp, with a tinge of underlying mystery. There were several twists throughout, some that made my jaw drop, and some that I figured out. But figuring out the twists really didn’t detract from the story at all, it almost enhanced it as if the author was giving us a peek into what was coming. I admit I cried more than a few times reading this one. Who knew I could get so emotional over birds and cornmeal. IYKYK 😉. Other Birds had so many beautiful quotes throughout, it was truly a wonderful read. 

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crispytrain's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful lighthearted mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

Such a sweet, magical book. I loveee love love the atmosphere of this story -- I heard it was similar to the house in the cerulean sea, and it totally is in its own special way. I really liked that the line between real life and fantasy was blurred just beautifully. The characters were also lovely, and although our protagonist Zoey wasn't particularly strong or the main focus of the book, I found that she was really loveable. I almost feel like I wanted to have more time to really know the characters, but by the end, I think I was very content with who they'd developed into.

marajjm's review

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

mmqin's review

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emotional hopeful mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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devbm13's review

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emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5