Bound To Stay Bound

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 If these wings could fly
 Author: McCauley, Kyrie

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 383 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 618744 ISBN: 9780062885029
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Subjects:
 Domestic violence -- Fiction
 Family problems -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 High schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
 Crows -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

Summary:
In Auburn, Pennsylvania, a farming community overrun with crows, high school senior Leighton struggles to keep herself and her sisters safe from their abusive father even as she starts a relationship.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 511728

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2020 For Leighton Barnes, home is two things. It's where she nurtures a deep, protective love for her two younger sisters and a mother who often seems frozen in place. But it's also where her father takes his temper violently out on Leighton's mother while the house itself magically and mysteriously absorbs all signs of the damage he inflicts. Leighton, who is applying to colleges, resists her attraction to a classmate as she chafes between extremes: her desire to escape wars with the desire to watch over her sisters. Stranger yet are the crows. At first, there are just a few of them, but as things in Leighton's life intensify, thousands more come, bewildering the town that has always turned a blind eye to the Barnes family. Poignant and powerful, this novel uses magical realism to examine choice in a difficult world. There are titles for teens that address the realities of dating violence, but it’s more difficult to find stories of family violence; in her debut, McCauley traverses the tender ground with grace. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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