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The Vanished Birds

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penny s, Reviewer

My Recommendation

The Vanished Birds is a piece of beautiful and precise writing that is rare in a debut novel. Jimenez has crafted words and characters that draw you in and make you care for the characters, specifically for a unique child and his guardian. As the story unfolds, the bond that develops between them strengthens and slowly adds insight to how it all might fit together. This reader  found Nia, the boy's guardian, most fascinating because she was a common thread through time and space and often questioned her choices while wanting the best for everyone she worked with. At times I wasn't quite sure what direction the story was heading, however the entire story comes together by the end. I look forward to more from Simon Jimenez in the future.

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