There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.
My Rating - 5 Stars!
Sparrow is a phenomenal coming of age story. Damn, this Mary Cecilia Jackson book is so much more than I could have ever expected.
This is a serious and complex tale. The topics are heavy, including abuse, both physical and emotional. It's a story of the inability to stop someone from being in an abusive relationship. And then...then it gets heavy.
This is a story of internal demons, some that have been around for a lifetime. It's a story that includes the death of a parent, in an amazing manner.
And it's a story of rage, hopeless, and ultimately hope.
Told in first person povs, alternating between Sparrow and Lucas, this is a story of life. The good, the bad, the highs and the lows. It's a tale of friendship and healing.
The writing is fantastic, impressive for a first time novelist. The writing is detailed, fluid, and almost lyrical at times. It covers a lot of events, skipping over a lot at times, which bothered me a little at first. But, as the story progresses, it's clear why the author does things this way, and what the true heart of the story is.
The author covers many very serious topics, all with care and compassion, including an abusive boyfriend, which is damn tough to read.