Sure that she is truly a bird and that wings will soon burst out from the scars on her back, 11-year-old December is placed in yet another foster home, leaving everything behind except her secret journal.
She does find Eleanor nicer than most foster parents and is intrigued by her work rehabilitating injured birds (but not the taxidermy hobby…ew).
At her new school, she’s welcomed by Cheryllynn who loves the brightest dresses and snobby Jenny who says that’s really Charlie.
If December climbs a high enough tree, will she be able to fly away from unhappy memories?
Can she really help Eleanor teach a wounded hawk to fly free again?
Will Eleanor give up on December like everyone else has?
Her vast knowledge of birds hasn’t prepared December very well for dealing with humans, but Eleanor and Cheryllynn seem better than most people.
Who has given you hope when storms kept you from soaring?