Teen Book Review: The Aviary

The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Review by Anna, Sonoma Valley Branch

The Aviary is a historical fiction novel about eleven-year-old Clara, and the mystery that revolves around the Glendoveer mansion.  Mrs. Glendoveer loves her five pet birds as much as she would with her own children.  But it isn't until Clara speaks to the birds, and they speak back, that Clara uncovers a half-century-old mystery.  With the help of her newfound friend, Daphne, Clara discovers all the secrets about her and Mrs. Glendoveer's past.

The Aviary's first hundred pages are hard to get through, but the book turns out to be really interesting and full of suspense until the end.  I did like this book, although it wasn't my favorite.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries or historical fiction.

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