Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 17, 2020
Genres: Young Adult
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Sparrow is a dark, yet hopeful tale of a ballerina. Haunted by the death of her mother, and struggling to balance the demands of ballet with the needs of her controlling boyfriend Tristan, Savannah Rose – Sparrow – is struggling to keep up. Her dance partner and best friend Lucas is concerned for Sparrow and deeply distrustful of Tristan. When Sparrow is brutally assaulted by Tristan and refuses to speak for months that follow, she is forced to face her demons.
Haunting and beautiful, Sparrow is a story of strength and friendship. Told in alternating first-person perspectives between Sparrow and Lucas, it paints a portrait of a strong yet broken young dancer.
While I did like Sparrow as a character, I really enjoyed Lucas’ perspective. He deeply cares about Sparrow and it shows.
I highly recommend Sparrow to fans of heavier young-adult fiction!
Thank you to Tor Teen for the review copy!