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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free characters including the outrageous and funky Josie Together, Raine and Josie decide to solve the mysteries of Sparrow Road from its haunting history as an orphanage to the secrets of its silent, brooding owner, Viktor But it s an unexpected secret from Raine s own life that changes her forever An affecting and beautifully written story of family and forgiveness, Sparrow Road is an incredible gift."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Sparrow Road
  • Sheila O'Connor
  • English
  • 03 January 2017
  • 0399254587

Sparrow Road❰Read❯ ➮ Sparrow Road Author Sheila O'Connor – Essayreview.co.uk It s the summer before seventh grade, and twelve year old Raine O Rourke s mother suddenly takes a job hours from home at mysterious Sparrow Road a creepy, dilapidated mansion that houses an eccentric It s the summer before seventh grade, and twelve year old Raine O Rourke s mother suddenly takes a job hours from home at mysterious Sparrow Road a creepy, dilapidated mansion that houses an eccentric group of artists As Raine tries to make sense of her new surroundings, she forges friendships with a cast of quirky characters including the outrageous and funky Josie Together, Raine and Josie decide to solve the mysteries of Sparrow Road from its haunting history as an orphanage to the secrets of its silent, brooding owner, Viktor But it s an unexpected secret from Raine s own life that changes her forever An affecting and beautifully written story of family and forgiveness, Sparrow Road is an incredible gift.


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10 thoughts on “Sparrow Road

  1. says:

    Full review on Cracking the Cover Sparrow Road is an unexpected yet welcome surprise Author Sheila O Connor doesn t rely on popular themes or storytelling trickery Rather she uses her skills in character and scene development to tell a mature and engrossing story that celebrates middle readers intelligence.O Connor s characters come to life under her careful tutelage Josie, with her rainbow colored hair and patchwork dresses, is so full of life, she seems to jump off the page And Diego b Full review on Cracking the Cover Sparrow Road is an unexpected yet welcome surprise Author Sheila O Connor doesn t rely on popular themes or storytelling trickery Rather she uses her skills in character and scene development to tell a mature and engrossing story that celebrates middle readers intelligence.O Connor s characters come to life under her careful tutelage Josie, with her rainbow colored hair and patchwork dresses, is so full of life, she seems to jump off the page And Diego becomes both a teacher and father figure to Raine as she learns to live with both the choices made for her and those she makes for herself.One of the best things about Sparrow Road is that not all questions are answered Yes, some things are rapped up in a nice little package, but it s also clear O Connor s characters are not perfect and they will continue to grow beyond the pages of this book Sparrow Road is a heartfelt story that reads like a modern classic, making it a perfect choice for fans of reading of all ages

  2. says:

    I think that the book Sparrow Road is a fantastic book Sparrow Road is filled with exciting unexpected events Raine finds out that she and her mother must go for the summer for a job Let me tell you that a lot of things happen at this place called Sparrow Road I recommend this book 4 out of 5 stars also to any middle school readers It is an mid range book and the words aren t too big or too small The book isn t too hard to understand and isn t to easy.

  3. says:

    I wish I could give this book a blizzard of stars.If there is one book you read this summer This is it This is the book that made me fall in love with reading again 12 year old Raine has an unexpected summer that at first she resists and as she transforms, and the people she meets transforms it changes her life forever.I read this coming of age book every free chance I got over two days It is so beautifully written, like riding a slow, golden wave that builds and builds and covers all in I wish I could give this book a blizzard of stars.If there is one book you read this summer This is it This is the book that made me fall in love with reading again 12 year old Raine has an unexpected summer that at first she resists and as she transforms, and the people she meets transforms it changes her life forever.I read this coming of age book every free chance I got over two days It is so beautifully written, like riding a slow, golden wave that builds and builds and covers all in its beauty to rest finally at a peaceful shore O Connor creates such an amazing scene and set of so many characters with such sparse, poetic prose It s written in the first person, which I usually don t enjoy, but this is written so elegantly it FEELS like third person as we see and feel how all the characters are thru Raine s eyes and heart It s a book about searching for something you don t know It s about love, hope, redemption, getting left behind and doing the leaving yourself when ready I cried many times reading this book I flipped back to pages to re read the scenes that painted my heart with wonder and feeling Don t miss out on this book I can t wait to readof O Connor s books

  4. says:

    My daughter is reading this book, and I cannot get it out of her hands to read it myself I LOVE this book is all she will say before returning to the basement to continue the story Later I really enjoyed this book, with its many mysteries that are carefully unfolded, like delicate origami papers, chapter after chapter The heart of the book reminds me of Kate DiCamillio s Tiger Rising, as there is an eclectic group of adults supporting the coming of age girl, and the climax of the book is a My daughter is reading this book, and I cannot get it out of her hands to read it myself I LOVE this book is all she will say before returning to the basement to continue the story Later I really enjoyed this book, with its many mysteries that are carefully unfolded, like delicate origami papers, chapter after chapter The heart of the book reminds me of Kate DiCamillio s Tiger Rising, as there is an eclectic group of adults supporting the coming of age girl, and the climax of the book is a party that brings these people all together O Connor s writing is clear and provocative but age appropriate, as are the short chapters that let the child reader feel a great sense of accomplishment I hope this becomes a staple in 4th 7th grade classes, as it would provoke some good discussions about absent and inadequate parents, creativity, and finding one s place in the world

  5. says:

    Things I liked 1 The suspense of why Raine and her mother go to Sparrow Road for the summer As I ve said before, with everyday life fiction like this, it helps a lot to have some kind of mystery driving the plot and this really worked Of course, the mystery is solved halfway through, but then you can kind of coast on the strength of the characters and relationships 2 Raine s development as a writer The way she asks herself questions like What was and what will be and creates a characte Things I liked 1 The suspense of why Raine and her mother go to Sparrow Road for the summer As I ve said before, with everyday life fiction like this, it helps a lot to have some kind of mystery driving the plot and this really worked Of course, the mystery is solved halfway through, but then you can kind of coast on the strength of the characters and relationships 2 Raine s development as a writer The way she asks herself questions like What was and what will be and creates a character, Lyman, that s sort of like an imaginary friend This book could really inspire kids to write and create art 3 The writing was very solid Pretty without being flowery Raine had a distinct voice 4 The meditations on being on orphan and what an orphanage is like There are so many orphans in kid lit and I thought this book offered a very down to earth, sad, grounded look at something that, weirdly, can be kind of glamorized in fantasy novels

  6. says:

    When I saw that Sheila O Connor was a professor at Hamline University where Gary Schmidt and Anne Ursu work I wondered if she would have strong characters like they do in their middle grade and young adult novels She does It is the main strength in this novel along with beautiful writing The emotional arc of twelve year old Raine and the character development of secondary characters kept me going in this book The plot was predictable and the action minimal, but the subplot had surprises and When I saw that Sheila O Connor was a professor at Hamline University where Gary Schmidt and Anne Ursu work I wondered if she would have strong characters like they do in their middle grade and young adult novels She does It is the main strength in this novel along with beautiful writing The emotional arc of twelve year old Raine and the character development of secondary characters kept me going in this book The plot was predictable and the action minimal, but the subplot had surprises and the ending was strong Much of the tension is centered on adult issues and this will appeal to students who like realistic fiction that tug at emotions The messages of missing people, addiction, abandonment, artistic creations, and dealing with conflict between adults make for good discussions.Raine has come to Sparrow Road, an artists retreat, with her mother for two months in the summer Here mother is going to cook for the artists working on projects Raine dreads coming and is mad at her mother for uprooting her from Milwaukee where they live with Grandpa Mac When Viktor, owner of Sparrow Road, picks them up and explains the Silence Rule, no talking during the day so artists can work, Raine has a fit Her mother didn t tell her about that ridiculous rule Her mother has been secretive since they left and it fuels Raine s anger On the first day, her mother goes to town with Viktor and when Raine begs to go along, her mother says, No telling her to lock herself in the cottage Raine is a teenager and in the middle of nowhere and I thought this didn t seem very normal not to mention not bringing Raine into town When Raine s mom tells her to stay by the cottage so she can see her I did somehead scratching, but eventually the plot unfolds and Mom s actions become clear As Raine settles into life in the big house, she makes friends with the artists all interesting characters in their own right Suddenly Josie marched into the kitchen, her long, sure steps reminding me of the cowboys in the westerns Grandpa watched Lillian is not quite right in the head even those she s sweeter than ice cream and the wise Diego is comic relief The subplot where Raine starts to write and comes up with an imaginary friend based on an orphan, Lyman Chase, who drew a picture is an interesting way to show her emotional arc of figuring out what is going on with the adults around her, as well as, show the creative process At first she struggles to write until Diego gives her the prompt, What was or what could be When her imaginary character, Lyman, develops a voice of his own I wondered if this is what it is like for writers creating characters in their stories.When they have an Art Extravaganza and Raine is terrified to read her piece out loud it made me think of fears of speaking in front of others and risks taken when doing anything public Doubts creep into the mind and terror can reach out like tendrils through the body wracking up visions of people laughing or looking stupid It is hard developing a thick skin and while nothing goes horribly wrong for Raine, she still has to get over her fears and vulnerability by stepping in front of family and friends Blogging is that way for me I feel vulnerable because it is a public domain Am I learning and changing and getting better with analyzing books I hope so But I also know I have a lot of bad reviews Perhaps when I hit my 10,000 hour mark that Malcolm Gladwell talks about in Outliers I will feel confident and not so self conscious.The plot is predictable which was probably okay because the mom seemed out of character in the beginning Once it appeared her mom knew Viktor, I connected the dots as to what was going to happen next While this takes a bit of the tension out, I didn t feel disappointed because the characters move the pace along and I anxiously anticipated what was going to happen next I credit O Connor s terrific writing to keep me going I am not a very patient reader and don t like this type of book as a matter of personal taste Another tweak I d make is I think that the book had too much of an adult focus versus a child focus Raine is dealing mainly with adult problems and there is no other kid that is her age to interact with in the storyline, only an imaginary friend While she is surrounded by loving, supportive adults, I would have liked some other kids.The character, Lillian sounds like a teacher even though she has the beginning of dementia She talks about all children being brilliant and her love for her students is obvious She is a teacher who sees the potential in students and her voice seemed very authentic to me I wonder if the author taught young students before becoming a university professor The emotional arc of Raine is well written with nice depth as she deals with not growing up with a dad and having empathy for the orphans who once lived at Sparrow Road Diego gives Raine some good advice when it comes to writing, Just pick a piece closest to your heart That s all art really is Your feelings sent out to someone else When Raine says she wants her piece to be really good sounds like a clear case of writer s block , Diego responds, Good will goof you up from the beginning Art just has to be Dream your dreams Trust the words that come Good advice, wouldn t you say

  7. says:

    4.5 starsSparrow Road is a beautifully written, fulfilling read It s not often I feel well connected to both the characters and the setting with a middle grade read from the get go like I was with with this book Sheila O Connor has a talent for writing prose and a magical ability to make her characters and the world they re apart of come to life There are so many elements I liked about the story that I truly enjoyed every moment of this book.One of the things I love about Sparrow Road is the 4.5 starsSparrow Road is a beautifully written, fulfilling read It s not often I feel well connected to both the characters and the setting with a middle grade read from the get go like I was with with this book Sheila O Connor has a talent for writing prose and a magical ability to make her characters and the world they re apart of come to life There are so many elements I liked about the story that I truly enjoyed every moment of this book.One of the things I love about Sparrow Road is the way this story unravels Little by little Sheila carefully unravels a beautiful story full of mystery with both it s characters, and the setting s history, that ends up becoming a relatable coming of age story Though I wanted answers right away, I loved how engaged this made me feel with the book I wanted to knowSheila is a brilliant story teller, because she doesn t tell me everything about her story, she shows me I really enjoyed the way she allowed me to become apart of her story and introduced each of the characters, including the main character twelve year old Raine.Raine is a character I loved She s innocent, and strong, open minded and well grounded I found it easy to relate to her through her story, though I never experienced a lot of the things she does She s a character who grows a lot over the course of the book I sympothized with her when her mom up and moves her from Milwaukee to a sleepy little town in Michigan She leaves behind her beloved Grandpa Mac, and finds her life turned upside down when she learns she s spending the summer at Sparrow Road, a quiet, get away for artists to come to With no tv, radio or talking during most hours of the day, I would have problems with that as much as Raine does.Surrounded by wonderful character Raine s story comes full circle as she learns to embrace who is she and the person she s becoming She learns about love, forgiveness, friendship and the true meaning of family One of my favorite characters in the story is Grandpa Mac What a lovely supporting character he is There are a lot of characters I enjoyed getting to know, and the way they re introduced, but for the sake of spoilers I won t say anything else I really enjoyed the story It s a wonderful, clean cut read that tweens, teens and adults will enjoy reading This is one of those books that would be great for middle grade english teachers and book clubs, as there are so many aspects of this book to be discussed On a side note, I love this cover It is such a great fit for the story

  8. says:

    The History major in me is dying to know When does this story take place Here s my breakdown First, no mention of cellphones or internet time

  9. says:

    It really is a beautiful book The writing is beautiful, the setting is the best, the characters are pitch perfect I never wanted it to end The summary on the back of the book lied to me I thought I was getting into a spooky house mystery adventure thing But instead, I got something better this This book probably deserves 5 stars But I jut wanted a few things to happen and they never did, so I knocked one off.I wanted Eleanor to play a better role Her final scene about dreams and stuff was It really is a beautiful book The writing is beautiful, the setting is the best, the characters are pitch perfect I never wanted it to end The summary on the back of the book lied to me I thought I was getting into a spooky house mystery adventure thing But instead, I got something better this This book probably deserves 5 stars But I jut wanted a few things to happen and they never did, so I knocked one off.I wanted Eleanor to play a better role Her final scene about dreams and stuff was nice, but I was thinkingalong the lines of a huge, emotional breakthrough where the reason for her crudeness is revealed and she becomes nice Instead, I just got a sad little departure And, yes, I was sad for her to leave.Lillian was great Her spot at the orphanage was never fully revealed, but it was good enough When she said after the Art Extravaganza that she needed a nap, I was POSITIVE she was going to die in her sleep POSITIVE It d be an ultimate climax for the ending.I loved Josie The gap in her teeth really made her character come alive And Diego I thought Viktor would also have a bigger role, but I didn t really care for his character so it s fine that he didn t.The part of the story with Gray was really touching and meaningful He never really got to full Dad status, but I think he s getting there.I didn t want Raine to leave Sparrow Road Grandpa Mac should ve come live with them in the cottage That would have been the perfect ending I picked up this book because I was waiting for a better one to be available But I found a great book, better than the one I was waiting for Highly recommend.Alternate rating A

  10. says:

    I would definitely recommend this book to 10 year olds and up A sweet story about artists, family and a little mystery.

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