Wings

8 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Aprilynne Pike

Grade 7-10–Homeschooled Laurel begins public high school as a tenth grader when her adoptive parents move to LA., leaving behind the land that has been in her mother's family since the Gold Rush days. The many clues that Laurel is different (she … see full wiki

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Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
8 reviews about Wings
review by . January 23, 2012
Wings (2009) is Aprilynne Pike‘s debut novel. The first thing to know about it is that the idea has been thrown around that Wings might possibly be the next Twilight. I have my own varied and complex issues with Twilight but I can see the connection. The tone, protagonist, and a lot of other things are very different. But the general "vibe" of the two books are strikingly similar. The jacket praise from Stephenie Meyer also helps.* That said, if you loved Twilight, you should read …
review by . February 07, 2010
Review courtesy of [...]     I bought this book because Stephenie Meyer told me to. Or at least that's how I translated her cover endorsement, "A remarkable debut." Stephenie is the reason I found out about the phenomenal Hunger Games, so I take her book recommendations seriously. And once again I'm glad I did.    Wings is a sweet love story about fifteen year old Laurel, who moves to a new town, meets the affable David, and finds out she is a fairy. When …
review by . July 22, 2009
Wings is the debut novel of Aprilynne Pike. In it we are introduced to Laurel - a not-so-human girl who discovers that she is a fairy who has been sent by the fae to live among humans to guard one of the gateways to Avalon. Little does Laurel know that there are other dangerous beings also trying to find this magical gateway which places her and her human family in real danger. Luckily for her she is not alone as she discovers more and more about who and what she is. David - the cute boy from school, …
review by . July 03, 2009
was unimpressed by this debut novel. I seriously don't get why it's on the best seller's list.    The first few hundred pages were boring. I found it hard to keep my attention on the novel. I kept putting it down and I only finished it because I was mildly curious to see if it would get better (and it didn't).    I can see why fans of the Twilight Saga will like this book. Laurel, like Bella, is an empty vessel into which teen girls can project themselves. …
review by . May 10, 2009
Stephanie Meyer's endorsement figures prominently on the cover of this book, and I think that says more about the book than I possibly could.    I haven't read Twilight, but WINGS does remind me of Meyer's adult novel, The Host. In both novels, the reader gets lost in the realism of the characters and forgets about the completely mythical setting.    I haven't read her Twilight series, but from what I understand, there's a fair about of romantic yearning. …
review by . April 22, 2009
Laurel is a 15 year old girl who just moved to a new city. She is attending public school for the first time after being home schooled by her mother all of her life. Her mom and dad think it is time for her to meet new people and experience school life, Laurel doesn't agree. But within a few awkward days she meets a few people she really likes and starts developing friendships.      There are a few things that make Laurel unique, the fact that she was adopted after being …
review by . April 19, 2009
Laurel has always been a little different. A strict vegan and model pretty, Laurel would rather relax outside in the sun than be imprisoned indoors. But moving from small town and familiar Orick to Brookings, she has to attend public school with its claustrophobic rooms and uncomfortable lighting. Just when she starts to blend in, something small turns into something startlingly abnormal, a shocking part of her and her unknown heritage that shakes her world. This is when Laurel learns just how unique …
review by . April 04, 2009
Laurel has always felt different--she only eats fruits and a few vegetables, and she's most happy in the woods surrounding her home, where her parents have brought her up and homeschooled her. She chafes at being forced to go to public school for the first time in her life and at being cooped up indoors, but finds that her days are made bearable by her new friendship with David.    David truly understands her, and she enjoys being with him. But then one day, a bump on Laurel's …
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