Hello again book friends,
I am so happy to be able to bring you a review for this gorgeous book coming to you in October
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My heart just about broke in half reading this book
Scars Like Wings follows 16 yr old Ava Lee a year after she was horrifically burned in a house fire, that took the life of her parents, and her best friend.
She lost everything that day, her home, her family and even her identity, because now she doesn’t even look like herself, as although Ava was pulled out of the fire, she sustained 60% of burns across her whole body.
After many, many operations (19) her aunt and uncle who she now lives with, decide that it would be best for her to go back to school, to put some “normal” back into her life.
But Ava doesn’t look normal, she knows this, and so does everyone else that stares at her and call her names.
After nearly giving up on the whole school situation, Ava meets a girl called Piper who is a fellow survivor, and later a boy called Asad, who is a theatre nerd just like her.
But soon Ava discovers that some scars on the inside are not always so easy to see.
I was sobbing reading this book, there were some truly touching moments, and I read the whole book pretty much like this:
Please, please grab this book when it comes out, you won’t regret it.
**Many thanks to the Author, Netgalley, and Simon and Schuster UK Children’s for my copy of this book**
About The Book
Publish Date: 03 October 2019.
16-year-old Ava Lee is heading back to school one year after a house fire left her severely disfigured. She’s used to the names, the stares, the discomfort, but there’s one name she hates most of all: Survivor. What do you call someone who didn’t mean to survive? Who sometimes wishes she hadn’t?
When she meets a fellow survivor named Piper at therapy, Ava begins to feel like she’s not facing the nightmare alone. Piper helps Ava reclaim the pieces of Ava Before the Fire, a normal girl who kissed boys and sang on stage. But Piper is fighting her own battle, and when Ava almost loses her best friend, she must decide if the new normal she’s chasing has more to do with the girl in the mirror — or the people by her side.