[EPUB] ✼ The Meaning of Birds ✿ Jaye Robin Brown – Marjoriejane.co.uk

The Meaning of Birds chapter 1 The Meaning of Birds, meaning The Meaning of Birds, genre The Meaning of Birds, book cover The Meaning of Birds, flies The Meaning of Birds, The Meaning of Birds f07b34e158683 Before, Jessica Has Always Struggled With Anger Issues, But Come Sopho Year That All Changes When Vivi Crashes Into Her Life As Their Relationship Blossoms, Vivi Not Only Helps Jess Deal With Her Pain, She Also Encourages Her To Embrace Her Talent As An Artist And For The First Time, It Feels Like The Future Is Filled With Possibilities After In The Midst Of Senior Year, Jess S Perfect World Is Erased When Vivi Suddenly Passes Away Reeling From The Devastating Loss, Jess Pushes Everyone Away, And Throws Out Her Plans To Go To Art School Because Art Is Vivi And Vivi Is Gone Forever.Desperate For An Escape, Jess Gets Consumed In Her Work Study Program, Letting All Of Her Dreams Die Until She Makes An Unexpected New Friend Who Shows Her A New Way To Channel Her Anger, Passion, And Creativity Although Jess May Never Draw Again, If She Can Find A Way To Heal And Room In Her Heart, She Just Might Be Able To Forge A New Path For Herself Without Vivi.

10 thoughts on “The Meaning of Birds

  1. says:

    this cover is the gayest thing i ve ever seen in my life, it even perfectly represents the fashion style of 97% of the sapphics I know Including Myself

  2. says:

    this book is gay culture, and so am i that s it thanks for coming to my ted talk.

  3. says:

    This book was so hard to read Not because it was bad, but because it dealt with grief and the aftermath of loss Jaye Robin Brown writes a really emotional, moving story about dealing with compounded grief which is, like, really hard to deal with.I related to Jess so much, honestly I don t struggle with anger management, and I ve never lost a girlfriend or close friend But I can understand her reactions and lashing out and isolating herself because I ve been in such a similar place before The Meaning of Birds doesn t skimp on how Jess struggles with everything after losing Vivi, and I could sympathize entirely with how hard it is to readjust to normal life and how Jess feels like she shouldn t be happy without Vivi A lot of the side characters frustrated me, though it felt like they were pressuring Jess to just move on from Vivi s death, Levi especially.I really adored Jess and Vivi s relationship, though they were incredibly cute, and I felt Jess s love for Vivi and how painful it was for her to lose Vivi Usually I m not fond of books that constantly go between the past and the present, but I think it worked really well for this book It showed Jess s life with Vivi and how happy they both were, and contrasted it to after Vivi and Jess learning to find her way without Vivi Here, I feel like the flashbacks added of an emotional punch to the book than if it had just been divided into two sections.One thing I liked is that The Meaning of Birds showed compounded grief, which is ...

  4. says:

    This totally cute girl, who d pulled me, BY THE HAND, to this table and fed me creamy potato goodness, just spoke to me IN French Hot did not even begin to describe it Can I just start by saying I ship Vivi and Jess SO HARD They were ridiculously adorable together Jess has anger issues and is always ready to punch someone, but Vivi is this soft, sweet girl with asthma and I JUST MELTED LIKE CHOCOLATE IN A SMALL MICROWAVE.The book is written in chapters alternating between when Vivi is alive, and when she s dead and Jess is left to grieve I basically kept my eyes shut the entire time Jess is grieving because NO MY BEAUTIFUL PURE SHIP I don t handle the death of my lover theme well Or at all Uh uh I grinned I m going to name her Emma Watson and then she ll be in my bed and when you call and ask me what I did during the night, I can say I spooned Emma Watson, and there s nothing you can do about it AND THEY HAVE A CAT NAMED EMMA WATSON Vivi presented her girlfriend with this magical little kitten and SO SOFT This book is a completely cruel mix of fluff and grief Vivi and Jess are the world s cutest lesbian couple and I just wanted to shelter them and let them live their lives in pastel with their cat, Emma Watson Vivi nestled her head into the space between my cheek and shoulder You know, I m going to marry you one day Not if I marry you first It was our running joke But then I was full on tackled by devastation My grief is part of me I guess I just wanted this book to be ...

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    full review on my blog ARC kindly provided by Harper Teen in exchange for an honest review.Content warning homophobia, grief loss of a loved one, sexual assault, repetitive use of the d slur, transphobiaI was apprehensive about picking this up because the author s other novel, Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruits, had ableist themes that went ignored by a lot of reviewers However, I was willing to give Brown another chance since I want to continue supporting sapphic novels and the stunning cover doesn t hurt either The Meaning of Birds has alternating chapters before when Jess meets and falls for a girl named Vivi and after where Jess is drowning in grief after Vivi unexpectedly passes away This story deals with grief and how certain individuals cope with it after a loved one leaves them.Jess story is heightened by her anger issues, where she lashes out and is subsequently unapologetic After losing Vivi, Jess pushes away her mother, sister, an...

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    Short but full review can be found here

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    4 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG provided from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review thank you HarperTeen HarperCollins here s the gist of it, guys and gals The Meaning of Birds is everything History is All You Left Me wanted to be, but better and also sapphic I love everything about this book I love that it s about a realistic and complex journey through grief, I love the genuine growth we see in Jess from the first chapter to the last one, I love that we get those alternating chapters where we learn about her s and Vivi s story but that the book doesn t entirely focus on the romance, I love that at one point or another Jess questions her sexuality because sexuality is a spectrum and life is confusing and surprising sometimes , I love that Jess doesn t take on her grieving journey alone and that we actually see her engage in activities that will help her come out of her funk alongside characters who are not all teenagers, I love that she finds happiness in unexpected places and unexpected people I LOVE THAT THIS IS GENUINELY A BOOK ABOUT GRIEF AND GROWTH AND NOT ABOUT ROMANCE this book is emotional and Jess is messy and flawed but she s HUMAN and I love that about her J...

  8. says:

    omg this cover s too gorgeous how is this possible

  9. says:

    cw transphobia, homophobia, loss of a loved one, grief, death, alcohol use, drug use, sexual assault, fat shaming, ace arophobia, The story So there were a bunch of things I liked about this book and also a bunch of things I did not like The general concept of the story and the writing structure was super good to me Basically, this story is about Jess and her relationship with her girlfriend Vivi Vivi unexpectedly dies from an illness and this story follows two separate timelines before and after The before timelines starts when the two meet in class and the after timeline is maybe a week after Vivi dies It s about Jess grieving both her relationship and the girl she loved for years It s heartbreaking and hard to read at times I really liked how this story was written and specifically the structure of the dual timelines You read back and forth every couple chapters and it really gives depth to their relationship and the main character What I liked I haven t experienced a loss anywhere near was Jess experienced, so I didn t directly relate to this experience, but from my perspective this depiction of grief was really good and definitely hard to read at times Jess moves through her grief in slow stages She makes some bad decisions and definitely does some intentional self sabotaging Jess has anger issues and this is definitely affects how she makes decisions and how she lives her life I don t know if this is an accura...

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    Oh man, I cried a few times at this Jess s grief was just so palpable, and you really felt the life that she and Vivi expected to make together And I like that Jess was an angry girl I feel like girls don t get to be irrationally angry in YA The blacksmithing, having a mentor who was also sort of a window into what her relationship might ve looked like someday, and the fact that she was iffy on college were all nice touches you don t see a lot I went into this book assuming it was a Romance, and it s decidedly not just a heads up to anyone else who doesn t really read blurbs and just kinda dives in with preconceived cover based notions it is, though, a really special grieving book, and think if you re looking for something similar to History is All You Left Me but in a Sapphic version, this is the book for you Not that I think her anger is literally irrational of course its borne of grief ...

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