Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

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With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds.

But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.

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How did I get the book? StorytellersInc Book Club

Genre: Contemporary

Review: Wing Jones had me from the first chapter and yes I was pretty convinced I would enjoy this book even before I turned the first page. Though, there was this other part of me (that tiny little nagging part) that was a little terrified that all the hopes/hype would not deliver. Rest assured if you’ve been hearing about Wing Jones and are on the fence because “hype-books” concern you* – don’t worry. Katherine Webber delivers.

I loved the first chapter, the dragon and lion. I loved Wing’s grandmothers. I empathised with Wing’s character. Her ups and downs were mine and as such I felt I really connected to Wing’s story.

Katherine Webber’s debut is wonderful. It has such a great and inspiring story, with a main character what readers with love at its centre. Plus Wing has this amazing circle of family and friends around her (again, grandmothers!!!). Wing’s story doesn’t have everything worked out but it ends just the way it should.

*I know that feeling

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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