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Bird

Crystal Chan

Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut. Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family's past; they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit-a duppy-into their home. Grandpa hasn't spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe-just maybe-the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.

Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut. Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family's past; they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit-a duppy-into their home. Grandpa hasn't spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe-just maybe-the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.
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Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut. Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family's past; they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit-a duppy-into their home. Grandpa hasn't spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe-just maybe-the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amandla Stenberg

Length:

6h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:26