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Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schröder. 240 p. Capstone Press, August 15, 2016. 9781623707491.
Publisher synopsis: After the death of her father, twelve-year-old Wren finds her life thrown into upheaval. And when her mother decides to pack up the car and forces Wren to leave the only home she's ever known, the family grows even more fractured. As she and her mother work to build a new life, Wren struggles to discover the person she's meant to be without her father by her side. Along the way, she must cope with the difficulty of forgiving those who don't deserve it and discover what it means to be a family-and the secrets and lies that can tear one apart.
First line: This one was still intact. No innards splashed out or bloody tire tracks on the asphalt. (Prologue)
It wasn't the crash that killed my dad when his plane went down over the Atlantic. (Chapter 1)
Page 56: But to attract Carrie's light, I had to get to school early so she could copy my homework.