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"Laurel has never been a normal girl. She only eats fruits and vegetables and never feels cold. When she moves to a new town and starts attending public school instead of being home schooled by her hippie parents. She makes some friends and establishes a normal routine. Until one day, she wakes up with a giant wing-like flower on her back. Her friend David tests a piece of it and finds out that it is a plant, but why is it growing out of her?
"She soon finds out that she is a faerie and that she agreed to be put in a basket on her parents' doorstep. Also, her job is to guard her parent's land. The land holds the gateway to the faerie's world Avalon, but the problem is that the land is about to sold to a buyer.
"Laurel must stop her parents from selling it, protect the faeries' secret and her parents, figure out her feelings for her friend David and a faerie, Tamani, and she also has to find out who she really is.
"I didn't know all that Wings was about when I bought. It had a gorgeous cover and I have heard mostly good thing about. I also knew that it was about faeries, but I have to say that is it the most unique faerie book that I have read in a long time. Aprilynne Pike has an amazing debut novel. The characters seem so realistic. Her friend, Chelsea seemed so lively and honest. I may not like her in real life, but I have met people like her before. Laurel made some weird choices and missed somethings that were so obvious. I also felt it weird that she didn't tell her parents--whom she was close to--about the lump that made the wings, when she thought she might have cancer. David was awesome, but I did not understand him fully. Anyway, this is the first of four books and I cannot wait for the next one. This was an amazing book with great characters, writing, and plot, and I can't wait to read more from Aprilynne Pike." --Sarah