booksofafeather: A book and candlestick, with a feather lying across the pages. (Default)
Short review: A fun book about a girl who orders a pair of "Wonda-Wings" from her comic book that turn out to give real flight, with a good writing style and some nice descriptions of flying. Some parts are very realistic, others are not and might make you laugh. At the end though, I'm not sure what the story is trying to say, if anything. It ends sort of out of nowhere and it didn't really feel finished. It wasn't good or bad in message... it just didn't have one. I don't know if that's good or not... it just left me with an odd feeling. Better than a bad ending. It felt jarring though.

Writing: It's well-written and it moves along quickly. Some silly stereotyped plot at the end... but it can also make you think. The end was weak, but the book is strong in writing other than that.

From a winged person's perspective...: There's a lovely extended description of flying that lasts for some pages. The main character seems to have an affinity for birds and flying that comes out in the reason she wants wings. The sorrows and joys that she has mostly seem to be right from my perspective... though she seems to be uncomfortable with transformation also which many otherkin will find strange. Some of the bird behaviours feel accurate. She has a negative reaction to food made from birds too, which feels realistic. Some things about the flight are not realistic though.

Trigger warnings: May spoil the story )

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