The Aviary is about a girl who isn't aloud outside her family property. Her mother is the caretaker of the house, but when the owner dies the girl finds some mysterious things. She talks to her (forbidden) friend about it and they try to figure out the mystery. A little afterward, the birds in the aviary start talking, but only to her. Overall, The Aviary is a GREAT book. I recommend it to people who like mysteries and or unnatural happenings.