When 12 year old Summer, and her 9 year old sister Bird wake up to find themselves alone in a house that is usually inhabited by themselves, their parents, and their cat, Sarah, they are desperate
When 12 year old Summer, and her 9 year old sister Bird wake up to find themselves alone in a house that is usually inhabited by themselves, their parents, and their cat, Sarah, they are desperate to get their missing family members back. A message they found from their mother draws them through a gate to the forest beyond. There they find an unusual patchwork bird, which takes them Down. The destroyed and icy world is home to the birds.
The two sisters make different choices, and end up separated. Summer tries to find Bird, who ran away. Meanwhile Bird desperately wants to rule the birds, and will do anything for this to happen. Through their many choices they both work towards some common goals. Defeat the evil bird swallowing Puppeteer, save the birds from a horrible fate, and reunite their family.
Throughout this adventure the siblings will learn things that change how they look at their family for good. Will Summer and Bird be able to find their family, and more importantly, bring them back home unharmed? Read this great book to find out!
I personally loved Summer and Bird because of all the description, and could relate to some elements in the story. I would recommend this for ages 10 and up, because it is not too difficult to understand, but is a longer book. A+ for the author, Katherine Catmull!