Anna Exford is an avid reader and writer. Recently, Anna won the Greater Thousand Islands Literacy Council 2017 Writing Contest. In the fall, she was the 2nd place winner in the Patriot's Pen Writing Contest at the local level. We expect great things from Anna.
Be Light Like a Bird started with a description of a dead bird Wren found, causing me to wonder why she was looking at it. I had to keep reading! New, interesting characters showed up, even in chapter 30 of the 45 chapters. Readers, especially middle schoolers, will relate and be compassionate toward them. For instance, both Wren and Theo lost a parent and have to deal with bullies. The conflicts are plausible, but it is a different problem from anything I’ve ever read before. Have you ever read a story about a bird-loving girl and a geeky boy on a quest to save a pond? If you enjoy an easy read with a roller coaster-ride of emotions, then you should read this book.