Growing Wings Author:Laurel Winter Eleven-year-old Linnet is growing wings. Auburn wings, with soft feathers. For a while, she can hide them, but they grow larger and larger, almost seeming to take on a life of their own-while taking away Linnet's old life. Her mother, Sarah, knows what it feels like . . . almost. For when the young Sarah began to grow wings, her mother-Linnet'... more »s grandmother-cut them off. Sarah is a "cutwing." She swore that she would let her own daughter's wings grow when the time came, but now that it's actually happening, she has no idea what to do. And Linnet-lost, confused, fledgling Linnet-doesn't either. . . .
"A fast-paced and suspenseful fantasy." (School Library Journal)« less
Young adult novel about an eleven year old girl who grows wings. She learns that her mother had wings too, but they were cut off by her grandmother. When she can hide her strangeness no more, she asks her mother to take her to her grandmother so she can learn more about her past and if there are more people like her. There are but they are all in hiding, afraid of what would happen if the world knew about their existence. A self acceptance story.