GUEST WRITER TAHEERA MAMUJEE RECOMMENDS BLUEBIRD BY SHARON CAMERON
Bluebird is a book that will have you gripping its pages and turning them frantically to see what happens next, skipping over chapters, going back to chapters, and throwing the book because you are scared about what is going to happen on the next page. Reading Bluebird is not for the faint of heart!
Bluebird is about a young woman who is caught up in the aftermath of World War 2 and the power games surrounding those who had been involved in the experiments conducted in concentration camps. The story jumps back and forth between her new life in America and her past in Berlin. This combined with the addition of flashback scenes creates a vivid, dynamic plot that sucks the reader deep into the story.
As suggested by the above introduction, I would not give Bluebird to every reader. There is intrigue, conspiracy, and fictional events that are based on real history–subjects that many readers enjoy. However, it does also include brutal action, mind manipulation, parental abuse, and torture. This thrilling novel should therefore be recommended with some caution. Sharon Cameron pulls you into this world and her readers are left at the edge of their seats, waiting for the roller coaster ride to end–and the end never comes until you’ve suddenly reached the last page and you’re left processing the magnitude of what you have just read.
Taheera is currently working on her BEd at the University of New Brunswick, focusing on English and Music. Her free time is taken up with her many hobbies, including cooking, knitting, writing, and of course, reading. Some of her favorite genres include historical fiction, letter biographies, and adventure fantasy.