21 July 2017

Wing Jones - Katherine Webber (I love Wing, she is a great YA heroine)


young adult contemporary
when I first heard about this book
I was immediately drawn to it
but then I read some details about the plot
and wasn't so sure anymore
because I feared that I could struggle with one major plot development 
and how it was handled
so I decided to delete the book from my wish list
but then I recently saw the book in a local bookstore
and decided to finally give the it a chance
and I'm happy that I did
because I had a great reading experience
I especially loved the author's writing style
and Wing, the main character of the story
she has such a special voice
that touched me deeply
the story focuses primarily on aspects of coming of age
about what happens when tragedy strikes your family
when all of a sudden your position in your family changes
there's also a little bit of romance
I loved seeing how
Wing grew as a person throughout the story
she stayed true to who she was 
but finally had the chance to show all aspects of her personality
I also enjoyed the balance between the emotional and lighter scenes 
however as much as I loved Wing
how she acted
how her struggles were described
how raw her thoughts were at times
not everything in the story was perfect for me
I thought that Wing's mother was underdeveloped
plus Wing's grandmothers got on my nerves a bit
it annoyed me that it took them over 15 years
to finally see the whole Wing
a Wing who was such a special, beautiful and strong person
btw, the plot development I was unsure about
a car accident and how the consequences of it were handled
actually worked for me quiet well
and even though not all aspects of Wings running career
were that believable
it all somehow worked for me
the ending of "Wings Jones" fit well to the story
however as a fan of epilogues
I would have loved to get one set a few months or even years in the future
plus the last pages seemed a bit rushed
but all in all I was quiet happy with "Wing Jones"
it's not a perfect book
however one that shines though its heroine
and I would definitely recommend "Wing Jones" to readers who enjoy emotional YA books. 

4 comments:

  1. This book is so damn pretty, like utterly stunning. The story also sounds brilliant. I've seen a few people talking about and saying they enjoyed it because I did remove it off my TBR at one point but it turns out this is the kind of books I'd enjoy. I will definitely try and get a physical copy as well as it's so damn pretty.

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    1. I think you might also enjoy this book a lot, it's a special story with a wonderful main character.

      Happy Reading!

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  2. This sounds like a very emotional read! Well-written contemporaries featuring protagonists with a unique voice are few and far between, and aside from a few minor issues this seems like a total winner. I'll keep it in mind for the next time I'm in the mood for a contemporary!

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    1. So true. I'm also extremely happy about the fact that this is a stand-alone novel, I want more of them in my life. I'm excited to see what the author will publish next.

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