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Wings

Pike, Aprilynne (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Wings
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When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel's back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.
Authors: Pike, Aprilynne
Title: Wings
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel's back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.
Audience: Grades 7 and up.
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Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 46 10100
ISBN: 9780061668036
0061668036
9780061668043
9780061668050
0061668044
Statement of Responsibility: Aprilynne Pike
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.6 10.0 Quiz: 130766.
Subject Headings: Fairies Fiction. Trolls Fiction. Plants Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction. Fairies Juvenile fiction. Trolls Juvenile fiction. Plants Juvenile fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Fairies
Trolls
Plants
Interpersonal relations
Fairies
Trolls
Plants
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2008024653
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Feb 22, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought the beginning was not very good, but it got better as the book went on. I liked the concept and new ideas it brought to light.

Nov 22, 2013
  • LaPhenixa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beginnings are hard. While I don't think that Pike mastered it in Wings, I did enjoy the book and the beautiful, detailed world that she created.

May 15, 2013
  • InspiringAngel4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awsome book. It gives me faith concerning fairytails might be true maybe the world would be a bit more magical if they existed. Perfectly written in the 1st person and characters nicely described.

May 11, 2013
  • hana9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I first read this book, I was already hooked. Very detailed, and spoken truly from the 1st person point of view. Loved every page.

Apr 30, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this first book in a series of 4. To add to an earlier comment from someone else - yes, it is somewhat similar to the E.D. Baker book (I've read it as well), but that one was more for a younger audience (older children to tweens), this one is definitely for teens and +.

Jan 27, 2013
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly good! At first, with a look at the cover I thought it was gonna be some kind of cheesy twilight story but it was actually a SUPER good read. About a girl who grows wings out of her back. The plot was certainly very entertaining and creative, I LOVED the book. I would totally recommend it.

Dec 17, 2012
  • AvsFan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I thought this really dragged. I found the writing to be a bit awkward too, and the main character was a pretty unrealistic "good girl". I do think that the mythology was pretty unique though, and that part was cool.

There's another book called Wings, and it's basically the same story, only no love triangle, and it's a pair of wings that grow out of a girl named Tamisin's back, who is the child of Nick Bottom and the Faerie Queen Titannia.
it's really very interesting. It's by E.D. Baker

Aug 28, 2012
  • charmed04 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well most of the teens enjoy this book and I'm a senior who enjoys a good yarn and this is one. I like that it's a different take on Fairies. Also brings legend into reality, very interesting. Of coarse my weakness is fantasy.

Aug 04, 2012
  • VIGirl7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book, thats all I can say <3

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Dec 13, 2012
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Jul 26, 2012
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Jun 25, 2010
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 02, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 15, 2010
  • Alicia Caroline Johnson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When laurel moves away her life turns upside down when she gets this lump on her back that keeps growing. She keeps hoping that it will go away, until one day it does!, but unfortunatley in it's place are huge flower petals growing from her back! She manages to hide them, but goes to a friend for help. They find out that she is a flower! No joke! She goes back to her old house for details were she finds out she is a fairy. Now she has to fight trolls and go through alot more than just trying to fit in at school to save her family and protect a gateway to Avalon. A lengendary place of nature and beauty where the fairies live.

May 02, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Laurel finds herself in public school for the first time when she is a sophomore. She has been homeschooled in a small cabin in the forest. Her parents moved to Crescent City, in Northern California, about an hour away from her cabin to open a bookstore.

At her high school Laurel meets David, and he invites her to join his group of friends. He also becomes her best friend.

As she is getting settled into her new life, she gets a bump on her back - which grows bigger and bigger until she sprouts a pretty blue blossom. This blossom makes her look like she has wings.

She manages to hide it from her family and the people at school, but she and David begin to investigate. He looks at cells of her blossom and her cheeks and comes to the conclusion that she is made of plant cells.

Laurel goes back to her cabin home in search of answers. There she meets Tamani, a gorgeous young man who tells her that she is a fairy. She has been helping the fairies guard a secret that is by her cabin home.

Later, her dad takes ill and Laurel and David risk their lives fighting trolls, who are trying to acquire Laurel's forest home. These trolls are scary! They are big, strong, and the main one is smart.

WINGS is the first of four books, and it leaves us with Laurel living two different lives. Should she go back to her fairy life with Tamani, or stay and guard her adoptive parents and be with David, who Laurel also has feelings for?

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Jul 13, 2012
  • Laminee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

" Thank you for that glimmer of hope, however fleeting."
Tamani to Laurel page 290

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May 07, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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