Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

I actually read Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley some time ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  There is much to think about in this book that weaves together multiple story lines and ponders the big questions of life.  Why does a brother disappear while a previously extinct bird reappears?  Why does the same message lead one person to hope and another to despair?  Can you ever truly leave home and come back again?

Besides the questions that still echo through my brain, I want to leave you with this book trailer that captures the eerie oddness of this story with all its beauty and cracks.

4 Comments on Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

  1. Kaci V
    August 24, 2012 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

    This book sounds very interesting! I might have to read it sometime!

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    • Mrs. McGriff
      August 24, 2012 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

      It certainly gave me a lot to think about. It’s still sitting on the chalk tray in my room.

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  2. 17daltonfjcms2
    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

    This book souds like this is a really great book and i might want to read it.

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    • Mrs. McGriff
      August 24, 2012 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

      It must be pretty good–it won lots of awards last year. It’s still on the chalk tray if you’re interested.

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