The Girl With Borrowed Wings
A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be--if only she has the courage to take it
Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy--a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maureene87 - LibraryThing
I wasn’t sure how to categorize this one. It almost seems like magical realism rather than fantasy–that is, fantastic things happen, but the book is profoundly uninterested in why or how. I found the story compelling and the writing beautiful. Read full review
THE GIRL WITH BORROWED WINGSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Her name—Frenenqer—means "restraint" in "some language or other," and she is the only child—creation, really—of a man for whom affection is unspeakable: Pfft.Expatriates, Frenenqer and her parents ... Read full review