• Sushma Ramesh

Book Review- Scars like wings by erin stewart

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

  1. Book Name: Scars like wings

  2. Author: erin stewart

  3. Publishers: simon schuster india

  4. Price: 230 INR

  5. Available on: Amazon, Flipkart and all leading bookstores in India

About the Book:

Everyone has scars. Some are just easier to see … 16-year-old Ava Lee is heading back to school one year after a house fire left her severely disfigured. She’s used to the names, the stares, the discomfort, but there’s one name she hates most of all: Survivor. What do you call someone who didn’t mean to survive? Who sometimes wishes she hadn’t? When she meets a fellow survivor named Piper at therapy, Ava begins to feel like she’s not facing the nightmare alone. Piper helps Ava reclaim the pieces of Ava Before the Fire, a normal girl who kissed boys and sang on stage. But Piper is fighting her own battle, and when Ava almost loses her best friend, she must decide if the new normal she’s chasing has more to do with the girl in the mirror – or the people by her side. The beautiful, life-affirming debut from Erin Stewart that’s being called the YA answer to Wonder. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Nicola Yoon and John Green.

About the Author:

Erin Stewart is a freelance writer/editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City and a member of SCBWI. An earlier draft of SCARS LIKE WINGS won the grand prize at 2016 LDS Storymakers conference. SCARS LIKE WINGS is her debut novel.

My take on the Book:

Well, we are a generation that is too much into being beauty conscious and go crazy even if we get a small zit/pimple, and It so becomes essential to survive as a burn victim or acid victim in this generation where there are so many beauty products and brands fixing the smallest of our flaws. I can’t even begin to explain how much of a mental/physical trauma one has to go through as a survivor and when I picked up ‘Scars like wings’ by Erin Stewart, too many feelings and emotions rushed to hit on me!

There are only a few books that engross me as a reader from the beginning until the end and after that as well. and this is one such heartfelt journey of Ava Lee I adored reading. She is such a lifelike character and each emotion of her was truly felt and left me so heartbroken. The book beautifully molds the necessity to own one’s scars, not to define a person based on her/his physical appearance and to look past it. Individually, It also gave me a sense of self-acceptance and appreciation. I highly recommend this book to everyone and It’s already in my top reads of 2019!

My ratings: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2

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