Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman audiobook

Summer Bird Blue

By Akemi Dawn Bowman
Read by Em Eldridge

Tantor Audio 9781481487757

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781630152420

  • ISBN: 9781630152420

Runtime: 9.06 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn't have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea.

Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Now thousands of miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of the "boys next door"—a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn't take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago—Rumi attempts to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish.

Aching, powerful, and unflinchingly honest, Summer Bird Blue explores big truths about insurmountable grief, unconditional love, and how to forgive even when it feels impossible.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Achingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted…An emotionally raw and utterly honest story…Akemi Dawn Bowman’s writing is lyrical and full of life. I was riveted from the first page.” Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author
“Convincing local details and dialogue, masterful writing, and an emotionally cathartic climax make this book shine. A strikingly moving book about teenage grief.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Will leave readers breathless.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Author Bio: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of Starfish and Summer Bird Blue. She is also a Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, she currently lives in Scotland with her husband, two children, and their Pekingese mix.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English