The unblinking look of one child at a hard world. Written gloriously and movingly
This is one of those rare books that captures both the innocence of the child and the wisdom of the adult author. Beautifully written, utterly convincing, alternately heartbreaking and inspiring
Beautifully rendered and consummately moving...Lauck takes us into the mind of a child in all its terrible clarity, helplessness, fury and incomprehension.
As powerful as ANGELA'S ASHES. BLACKBIRD never asks for our sympathy, simply our wonder that any child should be asked to endure so much.