Alright Elizabeth George Speare, I’ll give you five out of five Blackbirds for this novel. I’m not biased either because I’m part bird and part witch. I think this book was recommended to me at least five times so I finally got my hands on it. I was weary because it’s not my typical jam but I enjoyed it a lot. The story flowed well and kept me interested and I reached my angst quota for the week. I was so happy with the ending. I loved how a few of the characters went against the grain and were kind instead of being complete jerks. So yeah, this is a good book for our time.