Blog Tour: If Birds Fly Back by Carli Sorosiak

If Birds Fly Back
Author: Carlie Sorosiak
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Pages: 352 pages
Release date: 1 July 2017
R.R.P: $16.99
Linny has been living life in black and white since her sister Grace ran away, and she's scared that Grace might never come back.

When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it's a sign. Surely Alvaro Herrera, of all people, can tell her why people come back- and how to bring her sister back home?

Sebastian has come to Miami seeking his father, a man whose name he's on,y just learned. An aspiring astrophysicist, he can tell Linny how many galaxies there are, how much plutonium weighs and how likely she is to be struck by a meteorite. But none of the theories he knows are enough to answer his own questions about why his father abandoned him, and why it left him in pieces.

As Sebastian and Linny converge around the mystery of Alvaro's disappearance-and return- their planets start to collide. Linny's life is about to become technicolor, but finding the answers to her questions might mean losing everything that matters.

My review
Thoughts on the book:  If Birds Fly Back tells the story of two young teenagers who have both volunteered at Silver Springs, a retirement home, little do they know that they also have something else in common. Linny has basically given up on living her life like she did before her older sister, Grace, ran away one night. Despite being very close all Grace left Linny was a note with instructions on how to look after her pet turtle. Then there is Sebastian who is a super smart nerd who has just learned that the absentee father that he has always dreamed about it none other than newly returned to society writer, Alvaro Herrera. Sebastian booked the first flight out to Miami so he could get to know the father that he never knew.  Both Sebastian and Linny are searching for answers to why the people who were meant to love them the most have disappointed them the most and left with out them.

Firstly I want to say a big thank you to Pan MacMillian Australia for allowing me to be apart of this blog tour and to the Author Carlie Sorosiak for allowing us to receive an ARC of her book. I always feel so special and privileged when I get the chance to be apart of a blog tour and spreading the word about books that others may not have thought about reading before or new authors who are making their debut. The only downfall is that I can't talk to people about the book until it comes out which is a downer sometimes as there are times you just need to talk out what happened. So thank you so much Alana Kelly at Pan MacMillian for letting me be apart of this tour.

On to the book. I absolutely loved the concept of the book and commend the author on a job well done. The two main characters Linny and Sebastian are very relatable and you defiantly feel for them throughout the book. We get both their Points Of View throughout the book so we always know how each is feeling and why they feel like they do. They are both so different which makes the POV essential I think to the storyline. Their friendship turn relationship is subtle but such a important part to the storyline. They both essential learn to trust someone to become close to them again although it isn't without its complications. And as for the ending it is spectacularly tied up nicely in a bow. I really couldn't have dreamed of a better ending.

You may be wondering then why I gave it three out five. Although it did have some amazing qualities and I will defiantly be recommending it to everyone it didn't grab me the way a lot of books do. It took me a good week to read it because I found I could keep putting it down and walking away to do something else. I can't explain exactly why this was, maybe I was in a bit of a slump I don't know, but I think I will read it again later in the year and I might change my mind.

Rating: 3/5