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On Little Wings by Regina Sirois
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Jan 21, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 21 to 22, 2012

"Jennifer must do the impossible – bring her mother home. When a family is torn apart by death, two sisters take violently divergent paths and the story of their family appears to end terribly and abruptly. Two decades later Jennifer never dreams that the photo she finds stuck between the pages of a neglected book will tear open a gaping wound to her mother’s secret past. Abandoning her comfortable life with her parents and best friend in the wheat fields of Nebraska, Jennifer’s quest for a hidden aunt leads her to the untamed coast of Maine where she struggles to understand why her mother lied to her for sixteen years.

Across the grey, rocky cove she meets Nathan Moore, the young, reluctant genius surrounded by women who need him to be brother, father, friend, provider, protector and now, first love. The stories, varied, hilarious, and heartbreaking, unfold to paint a striking mural of the shattered past. As Jennifer seeks to piece together her mother’s story, she inadvertently writes one for herself."

I picked up the book because a reviewer I respected said it was 'taking amazon by a storm' - as it should be. This is a great book. Reading this book was like getting lost in music - the writing is almost lyrical. Regina Sirois is a word-crafting master. Not only does she write well, she understands 16 year old girls, which she aptly demonstrates as she takes as along to the soaring heights and crashing lows of a teenaged girl's innocent first love.

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