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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is coming out this Tuesday on March 25, 2014! I'm planning on reading this book during my spring break. There are already like ~140 or so reviews on Goodreads, and it looks like it's a consistent rave.
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.
It looks like the theme of bodily otherness will be important in this novel, playing out in the way that others project their notions/ideas (such as wings=angel) onto someone who looks extraordinary.
I've heard many good things about this book and look forward to reading this spring break.
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