Chasing Redbird, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


To Zinny Taylor, life is like trying to untangle spaghetti - she needs to escape the chaos of her family.

So when she finds a long-forgotten trail in the wild woods near her home, she resolves to follow it.

It's a journey that leads her to unravel the dark secrets of her aunt's life - and her own. And while Zinny chases ghosts in the woods, gorgeous Jake Boone is determined to chase her ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, map
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780330397827



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Really good, unexpected plot. Interesting middle and surprising end makes for a great story.

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"It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family's house, she realized that things were about to change.<br/><br/>Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be more than just a summer project. It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions. And that the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie's death, and herself was to find out where it went. "<br/><br/>I remember reading this book when it came out. I gobbled up ever word, every phrase; soaked up every wonderful scene of this book. Sharon Creech has a seemingly never-ending well of talent of which we are lucky enough to draw from. <br/><br/>Her characters have so much depth, she does not speak to her young readers as if they are idiots (as some authors do). It's very easy to become absorbed in the worlds and characters of her books and I remember this one being my very favorite. I connected strongly with Zinny, the main character, exploring the world to find herself, to unearth family secrets..<br/><br/>My favorite quote: "“Maybe it was the same with people: if you studied them,you'd see new and different things. But would you like what you saw? Did it depend on who was doing the looking?”

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Rating based on how much I enjoyed it as a child. I do plan to re-read it now that I've found a copy at a local used bookstore.

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