By Christian Library Journal

Another story of an adolescent’s descent into drugs and death might merit only a sad shake of the head, but in Bird, Zetta Elliott writes a book about choosing life and hope, and it is this hope that brings tears and lifts the heart. . . . The gentleness of the illustrations and text create poignancy rather than distress over Bird’s loss of brother and grandfather. This is a story about the strength of hope even in such desolation of loss.