Yes, hello I'm Rachel. I read YA and spend my days in a state of perpetual tiredness. Tralalala
'It's almost as if we're afraid of words. They hang in the air unspoken, and then seeing that they're not going to be used, they shrivel and die.'
Also, Amandla Stenberg (Rue from THG movie adaptation) is the narrator and Bird is told from the pov of the MC, a teen PoC. Good.