I waited so long to read this and now that I'm done with it, I don't know why I deprived myself.Blackbirds is interesting. It kept me captivated. Miriam is a foul mouthed [I can relate] and complex character. Her inner monologue [which isn't quite so "inner"] is hilarious and the snark is like nothing I've ever read before. So glad I don't have to wait for Mockingbird.