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Other Birds, by Sarah Addison Allen

kteq's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring medium-paced

3.0

hayley_magnant's review

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emotional hopeful 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? No

4.0

This was definitely a slow-burn of a book for me, but I genuinely loved all the characters and the message. I enjoyed the nuances of each character and the emphasis on the idea that no one is inherently bad, but that our experiences and environments shape us into who we are. It was easy to feel empathy for every character, even when their less-than-perfect side showed.

goodbyerachel's review

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emotional hopeful 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? No

5.0

maelled's review

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

3.75

bamamelereads's review

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.5

 Reading a Sarah Addison Allen book is like coming home. You have no idea how much you missed it until you finally open the book, turn the pages, and let the magic wash over you. You might initially have forgotten where everything is supposed to go, having been away so long, but you find your place soon enough. This was so beautiful. It was perhaps a little more emotionally raw than per previous books given her recent losses, plus the themes are around love, family, letting go, learning that your past does not define you, and learning how to embrace the future.
Each character was quirky, damaged, sweet (ok Lizbeth wasn't sweet), and I just wanted to give each of them a tight hug. I love how SAA incorporates food and smell into all her books--never have I wanted marshmallows so much! And I always love the subtle magic in each book. The ghosts packed a really big emotional punch in this one. I cried quite a bit honestly.
I really loved this book and I hope we don't have to wait so long for another one! 

carissadruann's review

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lighthearted mysterious medium-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? It's complicated

3.5

mnbond's review

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lighthearted mysterious fast-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

4.0

meghofford's review against another edition

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emotional relaxing medium-paced

4.0

jayishino's review

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3.0

I wanted to love this book. I really did. While the characters seemed interesting I felt like I was just so far away them. 

ashleytchilders's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad 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

5.0