Corbin Hayes has felt alone for as long as he can remember. His mom's illness means lost jobs, constant moves, new schools and friendships that never get to grow.
There's a gap in his life that's been waiting to be filled.
So, when a classmate offers Corbin the talking bird she can no longer keep, he's stoked.
But when things begin to spiral out of control, Corbin can no longer get his mom — or himself — through the dark period. At his lowest moment, he's forced to do the one thing he fears the most. (From Cormorant Books)
Valerie Anne Sherrard is a Canadian author of books for children and young adults.