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Growing Wings
Growing Wings
Author: Laurel Winter
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142302194
ISBN-10: 0142302198
Publication Date: 9/16/2002
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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jai avatar reviewed Growing Wings on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
PetrusPup avatar reviewed Growing Wings on + 23 more book reviews
A wonderful coming of age story about a girl who grows wings.
Ducky93 avatar reviewed Growing Wings on + 12 more book reviews
An ok book about a young girl who gets her wings. Was very good in the beggining, but started to wear off in the end.
GeniusJen avatar reviewed Growing Wings on + 5322 more book reviews
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Forget about the awkward stages of puberty. At age eleven, Linnet is going through something no other human has ever experienced - she's growing wings. And on top of that, her mother reveals a secret she's hidden from Linnet all her life - a set of scars on her shoulder blades from the wings that had been brutally cut from her back by her own mother. So maybe Linnet isn't the only one, after all.

Masking her blossoming wings with her long hair and loose-fitting shirts, Linnet manages to get through the remainder of the school year without having her secret uncovered. But the pain of keeping her wings confined is nearly unbearable, and her mother finally takes Linnet away from their home, where the young girl suddenly finds herself among strangers - strangers with wings.

Now that she's able to reveal her true form, Linnet becomes consumed by a desire to fly, even though the prospect of accomplishing it seems rather slim. Only one other, a girl named Andy, is just as determined to fly, driven by her yearning to escape the confines of the highly secretive stronghold. But Andy is moody and unpredictable, and as Linnet attempts to forge their relationship, she isn't completely sure she's willing to take the same risks as Andy to get what she wants.

GROWING WINGS is more than a fantastic tale of humans with wings, it's a story of the human spirit and the heights one can reach with a bit of courage. Through vivid details, both in her settings and characters, Laurel Winter has done a splendid job of bringing this book to life, giving us, the readers, a chance to feel what it might be like to experience the freedom of flight.
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This book makes a okay fantasy reading book for young girls
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Believable story, Laurie did a terrific job on it. It was so good it inspired me to make a movie!