Growing Wings

Growing Wings by Laurel Winter
Laurel Winter
Sandpiper
Release Date:
Jan-18-2010

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10

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9-12

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  TKono
"Growing Wings" by Laurel Winter follows an eleven-year- old girl called Linnet on her journey one summer. Her mother refuses to cut Linnet's hair, and Linnet's back is always itchy. Facts fall into place when Linnet finally has wings growing out of her back. Drama ensues with Linnet and her mother as family history is divulged. Then, through a series of events, the setting changes and more characters with wings are introduced. Mysteries still linger all throughout the book, but readers will relish the interactions amongst the winged characters, especially when a dangerous act of suspense threatens their lives.

This book is a classic page-turner. Children will get lost in the pages as they walk alongside the characters. They will identify most with Linnet and feel connected to her. Descriptions of the winged characters are most breathtaking, not methodical like most fantasy books. At parts in the book--just when the reader thinks it will get boring because some situations can't last for another 70 pages or so--the author inserts something new to make the reader lean even further forward over the book in enthrallment.

Reviewer Age:18

Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA

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