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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wings

I own Wings by Aprilynne Pike. This isn't it. I was at the library to pick up Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. and this book was nearby. Wings caught my eye since I bought it and dang it, didn't think to get it from the library but the author was different. I wondered how different the stories were....


Wings
E. D. Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Release Date: Aparil 29, 2008

format: hardcover
pages: 320
reading level: ages 9 - 12

Isn't she cute? Those cute freckles got her in trouble at school because they sparkled. She felt compelled to dance during the full moon but when she did, fireflies came to dance with her. And her ears? Don't even talk about her ears. The first time Tamisin sees a goblin, she's eleven and it only gets worse from there. Tamisin was the strangest girl in school.

From the back cover:
What if wings suddenly sprouted from your back? Tamisin wiggled her shoulders again and the clumps began to unfurl, growing stiffer as they dried. Although they had been dragging on the muscles of her back, they began to grow lighter and stretch out until she could see what they were. Smooth and supple, they were sapphire blue veined with violet and shimmered in the light. When fully dry, they were longer than her arm span and reached from behind her head to her thighs.

Tamisin laughed in spite of herself. "Tamisin Warner, the strangest girl in school, has wings!"

I know this is fantasy but what Tamisin goes through feels real, the kids all act real. The bullies, popular/mean girls, the betrayal. Never mind the strange people, it all felt very real and I'm going to put this one on my wish list hoping someone will buy it for me so I can re-read it.

edit: Nely thought this sounded cute, and it is, but I think I should tell you that there are some scary scenes. Especially when Tamisin crosses over to wherever faeries are from.

1 comment:

Nely said...

I read Wings by Aprilynne Pike but had never heard of this Wings... This actually sounds really cute. I will just have to check it out :D

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