When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up.
Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn't love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn't know they needed: sisterhood.
This book was so much fun! I am still fairly new to books for young readers (even when I was a young reader, I'd read inappropriate stories for my age haha), but I love how Strange Birds was focused on a group of girls and their adventure! They each bring their own unique personalities and together they try and solve their mystery. The story invites young readers to embrace their differences and appreciate what they can each contribute to "the group" - this is a fantastic message to give (especially to girls!). The book itself was well written and the story flowed smoothly. It was an absolute blast reading it!