The Girl With Borrowed Wings

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Penguin, Jul 19, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 300 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - alexis909 - LibraryThing

Very strange and confusing right off the bat. The writing didn't grab me either. Overall, I was too uninterested to continue past page 4. Read full review


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Rinsai Rossetti has lived in Thailand, Canada, Italy, America, the UAE, and other countries. She has completed two years at Dartmouth and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the United Arab Emirates.

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