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
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 City, State and Country: Staten Island,