Genres: contemporary, LGBT, YA Contemporary
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Before, Jessica has always struggled with anger issues, but come sophomore 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.
This sapphic read comes out on April 16, 2019, and I am definitely adding this to the top of my TBR list! Meaning of Birds has one of the most beautiful and simplistic covers I have ever seen!
After reading the synopsis, I have a feeling I am going to experience many ugly cries through reading this own voices novel! I love books that are filled with emotion and depth because they are the kind of books that I never forget. Being a huge arty girl myself, I am excited that Brown’s MC has a love of art. Even though, I tend to gravitate towards fluffy contemporaries I am always game for a good emotionally gripping story.