Reviews for Scarlet ibis

Author: Lewis, Gill
ISBN: 9780192793553

12 year old Scarlet has been used to looking after her younger autistic brother, as her mother finds it difficult to cope. She knows how to calm him down when he gets upset, and all the names of the feathers in his precious collection. When they get separated after her mother burns down their flat, Scarlet is determined to find her brother and prove to the social workers that she can look after him and that they should be together once again.The reader empathises with Scarlet is telling the story, and the ending is realistic, yet satisfying.

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