Carlie Sorosiak is the author of If Birds Fly Back, forthcoming from HarperTeen US/Macmillan UK in June 2017.
Praise for If Birds Fly Back
“It’s the rarest author who can pull off laugh-out-loud hilarious, profound, and breathlessly romantic, all in the most sparkling prose. That shortlist includes Rainbow Rowell, Nicola Yoon, and now, Carlie Sorosiak.”—Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
“[If Birds Fly Back] should resonate with fans of Morgan Matson, John Green, and Rainbow Rowell.” —Kirkus
“The enigmatic Álvaro eloquently captures the lasting message of Sorosiak’s debut, an engrossing combination of romance and self-discovery: ‘Do not let anyone tell you that because you are young you cannot do things. That you cannot feel things. It is because you are young that you can feel everything.'”—Publishers Weekly
“Sorosiak’s debut tells a sweet love story with plenty of emotional heft, rendered primarily in snippets of Linny’s screenplay about her sister, and Sebastian’s physics-tinged musings about the nature of the universe and relationships. Fans of brainy romance will likely like this one.”—Booklist
“The romance between the two bright, mildly troubled main characters—told from both points of view, in alternating chapters—will hook fans of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Jenny Han. . . [I]t’s really the story of two sweet and likable teens finding love that makes this novel so appealing.”—School Library Journal
“Captivating and compassionate debut. . . Linny and Sebastian’s relationship is evoked with heart and humour, in all its wonder and adorable awkwardness, and the motif of feeling trapped, like a tethered bird that’s unable to fly, is nicely interwoven. There are plenty of pulse-quickening twists and turns to keep readers turning the pages, along with a whole lot of uplifting warmth.”—LoveReading4kids