Growing Wings by Laurel WinterGrowing Wings by Laurel Winter

Growing Wings

byLaurel Winter

Mass Market Paperback | September 16, 2002

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A creative, suspenseful novel from award-winning writer 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'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...
Laurel Winter (born Laurel Anne Hjelvik) is an author of fantasy, science fiction, and poetry. In childhood she attended a one-room schoolhouse. Her first published fantasy story was "Mail Order Eyes" in 1988. She has since won two Rhysling Awards and a World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She has also written Young-adult fiction.
Title:Growing WingsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:September 16, 2002Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142302198

ISBN - 13:9780142302194

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this book! I read this book for the first time as a young girl and have kept it on my bookshelf ever since; re-reading it more times than I can recall.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching Growing Wings is a great book for just casual reading. Linnet is a normal 11-year-old when she starts getting pains in her shoulders. Soon enough she learns she is growing wings! Her mother had them too, but she is now a "cutwing" a name for people who had their wings removed. Linnet soon finds herself living in an obsolete house with other people who have wings, and cut wings too. Linnet soon becomes a hope for the people of the house as one of them who might have a chance to fly. She settles into the lifestyle, when through peculiar circumstances she learns there are many other cutwings in the world. An awesome book for those who wish they could just grow wings and fly away themselves.
Date published: 2006-08-02

Editorial Reviews

"A fast-paced and suspenseful fantasy." (School Library Journal)