Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Black Bird Season by Kate Moretti

Rating: 2-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community.

Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by ..." [+ more]

Just like Little Fires Everywhere, The Black Bird Season is very well written but not engaging for me. I couldn't stand Nate (the teacher) and his stupidity.

So a student, Lucia, called Nate to meet up at a motel because she was in trouble and he went there. I know this book is a work of fiction but... come one. What struggling (very short on money) teacher pays for a hotel room for a student, twice? Just so the student could have a place to crash or whatever.

Then we have Alicia, Nate's wife who is going through a lot because their son is autistic.

Bridget, Nate's friend who solves Lucia's mysterious disappearance (yes, once again the police is useless).

We have some back and forth in time, I guess to make the story longer.

And Lucia, your typical poor (literally) white girl that wants to fit in but nobody pays attention to. Well, she is gonna make sure she gets attention now! No, no, no. I have read this plot many times before that I lost interest.

As I said before, very well written, it just wasn't interesting for me.