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First edition.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
329 pages ; 22 cm
On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp's mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery. nest is Esther Ehrlich's stunning debut novel. her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and JOey will steal your heart. Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you. -- From amazon.com
Reading Level:
830L lexile

Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.4 11.

AR 4.4 11.0.
Families -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod -- Juvenile fiction.

Multiple sclerosis -- Juvenile fiction.

Sick -- Juvenile fiction.

Schools -- Juvenile fiction.

Bird watching -- Juvenile fiction.

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Family life -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod -- Fiction

Multiple sclerosis -- Fiction

Sick -- Fiction

Schools -- Fiction

Bird watching -- Fiction

Cape Cod (Mass.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.

Cape Cod (Mass.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction