Nest

By EHRLICH, Esther

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ISBN
9780385386074 9780385386098
Publisher
Random Wendy Lamb Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—It's the dog days of the summer, 1972, and spirited 11-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein tries to enjoy them as best she can—but something is wrong with her mother's leg. Chirp's mother Hannah is a dancer and the prospect of permanent limited mobility is both heartbreaking and terrifying. A diagnosis of MS sends Hannah spiraling into a debilitating depression, and she is sent to a mental hospital. Chirp's father, a psychiatrist, is consumed with grief and tethered to work, leaving Chirp and her older sister R...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

In this debut novel set in the late 1960s, Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein's sixth-grade teacher tells her, "Your mom is a very lucky lady to have such a responsible girl." Chirp is very responsible, but her mother is feeling anything but lucky. She's been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and sinks into a severe depression, ultimately committing suicide. It's an overwhelmingly sad story, but the sadness never...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In late 1960s Cape Cod, Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein's mother has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and sinks into a severe depression, ul...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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