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The AviarySeem to be trying to tell her something And Clara comes to wonder what is their true identity Clara sets out to solve a decades old murder mystery and in doing so unlocks a secret in her own life too Kathleen O'Dell deftly weaves magic secret identities evil villians unlikely heroes and the wonder of friendship into a mystery adventure with all the charm of an old fashioned class. The Aviary is a charming middle grade story that takes a bit of magic a bit of friendship and a bit of luck to tell a heartwarming story of siblings justice and release It is a historical novel and the first thing that will hit you when you begin the novel or at least the first thing that I noticed was how protective the mother seems of her daughter the main character of the novel Her protectiveness makes some sense when we find out that the daughter has a weak heart but still not allowing the girl a single friend Nor letting her step outside the front gate What That just seemed wrong to me And then we find out that she doesn’t even have a weak heart it was something the mother and the old lady cooked up to keep the girl safe That seemed REALLY FANTASTICALLY wrongI couldn’t help but focus on that admittedly not so important part of the novel Okay no it is important Even when she finds out that she’s in fact totally okay the girl is only allowed one friend Why This is bad parenting you guys I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that it wasn’t discussed in detail and this derailed me from the entire story which is about the birds in case you didn’t realizeThe novel was actually okay Just okay because I couldn’t get over the not sick but I’m gonna treat you like a prisoner portion I actually don’t have much to say about it I just wanted to rant about well you know what I wanted to rant about Well no the one friend that Clara had was actually uite cute The birds themselves were pretty interesting and the denouement of the novel while cheesy in the extreme was heartwarming to an extent It’s not the best middle grade novel out there but it certainly has its good ualities

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Review ´ The Aviary Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ ❮BOOKS❯ ✮ The Aviary Author Kathleen ODell – Twelve year old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house Twelve year old Clara Dooley has spent her whole life in the Glendoveer mansion where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house Clara has never known another home In fact she's confined to the grand estate due to a mysterious heart condition But it's a comfortable life and if it weren't for the creepy suawking birds in the aviary out back a completely pea. I might have rated this five stars if I'd read it as a kid It shares things in common thematically and in setting and somewhat in plot with many favorite books The Diamond in the Window and The Secret of the Strawbridge Place and Time at the Top and The House with the Clock in its Walls and oh any book with kids in a big old house even Gone Away Lake especially those with elements of fantasy But thinking of all these masterpieces of children's literature serves only to put this book's weaknesses on display a less than convincing voice and overlong narrative Once I realized what was going on here the book started to drag The climax and ending reminded me of the movies Speed and The Fugitive you think it is over but then there is just movie before it ends again There's a great deal of bumbling around and if it weren't for those dumb kids stuff A couple of subplots could have been done away with entirely My edition had I think 337 pages not the 200 listed in the descriptionAs for that unconvincing voice the protagonist is a girl who has never met any other children raised in a household consisting of her mother a middle aged cook and an elderly lady I get that I understand her speech would be weird and formal But somehow it just did not feel real to me; SHE did not feel real to the extent that halfway through the book I read a reference to Clara and thought wait who is Clara Clara is the name of the protagonistSpeaking of her never meeting any other children for a book with a lot of discussion about who is wack I did not feel it adeuately addressed the fact that her mother is totally crazy for telling her she has a heart condition and keeping her locked in the house with brief visits to the yard only That is certifiable and also child abuse Even worse than say Colin in The Secret Garden It edges toward Flowers in the Attic territoryAlso while I normally complain about historical fiction of this day and age being way too over the top with historical references in order to create a You Are There atmosphere I thought this one might have gone too far the other direction There wasn't a whole lot to convince me it was really happening in the what late 1800s Early 1900s Right in there

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Ceful one too But once old Mrs Glendoveer passes away Clara comes to learn many dark secrets about the family The Glendoveers suffered a horrific tragedy their children were kidnapped then drowned And their father George Glendoveer a famous magician and illusionist stood accused until his death As Clara digs deeper and deeper into the terrifying events the five birds in the aviary. Sometimes I don't feel like writing a review