I found On Little Wings, by Regina Sirois when I was reading past pitch winners from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. The pitch was so good that I ordered the book from the library.
The book follows Jennifer, a sixteen year old living in Nebraska, who finds an old picture stuffed in a book and finds out that her mother, who she always believed was an only child, has a sister. Jennifer feels like her world has been turned upside down, and finds her aunt still living in Maine. Jennifer’s mother won’t give her any answers, but she angrily gives permission for Jennifer to go to Maine to find her own.
Jennifer heads to Maine and meets her aunt, and a cast of quirky characters who mostly welcome her as one of their own. Jennifer learns some truths about her family, but also learns a lot about herself. This is a super quick read, and a lot of fun. I don’t know that I’d buy it, but it’s really good. It’s a nice relaxing read for adults or young adults, and would also be a good book for a book club as a conversation starter. Enjoy!
[…] parts of the story. What would have Jane Eyre been without Rochester’s secret wife? In On Little Wings by Regina Sirois, young Jennifer finds out that her mother is not an only child, which spurs her on a search for […]