On Little Wings

On Little Wings

by Regina Sirois

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ISBN-13: 9780670786060
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Regina Sirois lives in the golden wheat fields of Olathe, Kansas with her husband and two daughters.

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Praise for ON LITTLE WINGS by Regina Sirois:

“In YA, On Little Wings is a wonderful debut novel by Regina Sirois (Viking, May). It’s about a girl who tries to discover why her mother hasn’t spoken to her own sister in years. It is brilliant, mostly on the power of the writing. There’s a bit of first love, which is handled so tastefully that I can recommend it to parents for their kids.” —Robert McDonald, children’s book buyer at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Ill.
 

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On Little Wings 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Chrissybelle More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I loved this book. It had so much to it: great characters, beautiful language, scenery that makes you want to hop a flight to Maine right now, and a great story of love, not always conquering all but hope that it might. Sirois uses beautiful imagery to describe both the scenery and the emotions of her characters. But, beautiful language alone does not a good book make. The story of sisters, separated by fear, hate and misunderstanding drew me in. I wanted to see them come back together, but the years apart and the hatred that had been nursed in hearts seemed too much to overcome. Jennifer is another story, she is discovering the joy and pain that comes with first love. When you don't know what the other person is thinking, do they care as much as she does? Sirois gives us a great understanding of how this really feels. It brought me back to my days in high school when I fought that same battle. On a personal note, this book touched home. I grew up hearing of the beauty of Maine. I did visit once, when I was 18 months old, so all I have of that vacation are photos; no memories. My grandfather was born and raised in Maine. While somewhat faded, his Maine accent is one of the things I remember most about him. The reference in On Little Wings to the Maine accent brought memories of my late grandfather rushing to my mind. If you are looking for a book that will make you smile, laugh and maybe even shed a tear or two, this is a great one.
countrylife on LibraryThing 7 months ago
For chick lit, this was a little jewel! Set in a small seaside community in Maine (hooked me right there!), a teen girl goes to find the family and the secret from which her mother fled long ago. Staying with her Aunt Sarah, Jennifer gradually learns about her extended family, their friends and neighbors, all of whom seem to have a piece of the puzzle for her to put together. The author¿s characters were interesting, the old coots in town, the elderly neighbor, on whom everything seemed to turn, the dysfunctional family nearby, everyone with a different last name. As Jennifer joins in her aunt¿s routine for a nightly game of short ¿readings¿ with a neighbor, the reader is treated to snippets from many famous writers. ¿There are no rules. We each pick a line or passage out of something we read that day ¿ be it cereal box or Shakespeare ¿ and recite it to each other.¿ The setting was beautifully written, the story sweet. The prose was fresh and sunny, like enjoying an apple on the beach. ¿My feet shuffled carefully until my toes, peeking out from my sandals, kissed the cold, moving water. ¿ I threw a self-conscious glance over my shoulder and, reassured in my absolute solitude, I whispered to the water, ¿I¿m Jennifer.¿ I closed my eyes to hear her answer. The gentle hissing of the pushing water pervaded the air. A bird called from the forest, but other than my voice and the short conversations singing through the trees, the ocean hummed her lullaby by herself. The sounds felt so tangible that I kept my eyes closed for a long time, letting the sunlight make shimmering patterns on the inside of my eyelids. ¿ ¿You never get used to her.¿ Sarah commented in awe. ¿She flattens our houses, sinks our ships, wears out our men, and still, we wake up just to look at her.¿¿A surprising little jewel, I say. 3.7 stars
macygma on LibraryThing 7 months ago
To begin with make sure your calendar is clear before you open this book ¿ that¿s how great it is. Jennifer is charged with a horrible task for a teenager ¿ finding out secrets kept far too long. She finds a photo of an Aunt she didn¿t know about. When asking the parents who it was her mom said she didn¿t know at the same time her dad said ¿your Aunt.¿ Teenagers don¿t forgive lies ¿ I know, I was one once upon a time. Armed with her best friend, Cleo, Jennifer begins a search for Sarah someone her mother dislikes intensely which, of course, makes Sarah all the more findable. And find her they do in a small town in Maine called Smithport. She is happy to hear from Jennifer and invites her up for the summer. Will mom let her go? Yes but unhappily.In Maine she gets to know her Aunt Sarah and others: there is a boy named Nathan, an extremely gifted student and his family geniuses all. Little Fairborn,a caustic old grump who has Jennifer¿s best interests in mind even though some don¿t agree.Little had a plan. Maybe. If Jennifer has the guts to pull it off. You¿ll have to read this extraordinary story to see and, after you¿ve met all the players; you may want to read it again. Just in case you missed something the first time around. What a wonderful visit to Maine, Nebraska and ports between!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may have been the most under-discussed, phenomenal contemporary YA novel I've read all year. Heartbreaking and redemptive at once.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found On Little Wings by chance. From the very first page the book had kept me entranced and longing to read more. Throughout the book I felt as if I was stasnding right next to Jennifer through her struggles and her happiness. Having been to Maine many times I was able to picture the scenery clearly. The ending leaves you with questions you can answer with our own imagination. On Little Wings has become and will remain my favorite book to read. I pick it up whenever i need to leave my own world with its struggles. Reading about these most amazing characters that you can relate to helps forget the world you live in. Regina Sirois has given me and everyone who has read this book a gift that I will never forget. I thank Regina Sirios for the wonderful gift she has give me to keep with me throughout my life.
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Catherine_Gail More than 1 year ago
From the first pages, I knew this would be a book I would keep on my shelf as a friend to be read again. Not only is the story intriguing, but the way the story is written is such a treat. Regina's writing flows like honey. She combines a well placed plot with characters you will learn to love and scenes that pull you in. The story begins when a young woman finds a picture she was not meant to find, and suddenly she has questions about her family and her mother's past she can't leave alone. Pick up the book and you won't be able to leave it alone. I strongly suggest you make this book a part of your library.