Starbird Murphy and the World Outside

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside

Format
Hardcover
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670012763
  • 384  Pages
  • Viking Children’s Books
  • Teen

Overview

In her sixteen years of life, Starbird has never touched a dollar bill. She’s never been in a car. She’s never used a cell phone.
 
That’s because Starbird has always lived on the Free Family Farm, a commune in the woods of Washington State.
 
But all that is about to change. When Starbird gets her “Calling” to be a waitress at the Free Family’s restaurant in Seattle, she decides to leave behind the only home she’s ever known. 
 
Nothing could have prepared Starbird for the World Outside, or for what it would teach her about the Family—and herself.
 
From the author of The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door comes this hilarious and poignant story about finding your true calling in life.

Praise

PRAISE FOR STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE:
 
“Readers will feel like they’re experiencing every step of Starbird’s eye-opening journey firsthand.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] unique and fully immersive reading experience.” —Bookliststarred review
 
“Both Starbird and readers will expand their worlds.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] page-turner, coming-of-age mystery…” —VOYA

“[A] character-rich story…”  —School Library Journal

“Will prompt lively discussion about independence and belief.”  —BCCB
 
PRAISE FOR KAREN’S FIRST BOOK, THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR:
 
“Hilarious, exciting, and as painful as anybody’s teenage years. Read it, please.” —Sherman Alexie, winner of the National Book Award, Young People’s Literature, for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
 
“This might be the truest book I’ve ever read about the casual cruelty of bullying.” —Gayle Forman, New York Times best-selling author of If I Stay
 
“Celia is a quirky and unique character whose journey—through friendship and secrets and chocolate—will stay with readers long after they close the book.” —Ruta Sepetys, bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray
 
“In her YA debut, Finneyfrock gives Celia a drily funny voice that keeps the narrative zipping along.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Suggest this to fans of David Levithan’s and A. S. King’s books, as well as all teens who feel outside the frenzy of high-school social life.” —Booklist
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