A sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. 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.
My review - This was a fantastic debut novel from Katherine! It had me tearing up at certain parts and it was just so wonderful. I felt like I was there, cheering Wing on as she ran.
I read this in one sitting as this book was so gripping from the very beginning. It took me on a rollercoaster of emotions that I just fell in love with this book and it's characters. Especially, the grandmothers! Wing is 16 and she adores her older brother. He has everything, the looks, the perfect relationship, on the football team and has scouts coming to the game to check him out. Until, one night there is a knock at the door and Wing and her families world shatters. They have to deal with the consequences of what happened that night and now Wing hate's to go to school and she is starting to grow closer to her brothers best friend, Aaron, who she's known her entire life.
But, that isn't the only thing. Wing can run, and she can run fast. She tries out for the track team and then there is a competiton and if she wins she will be able to help her family out and then maybe some things will be okay. Can Wing help her family?
This book was just so beautiful. Full of drama, romance, heartache. A family having to deal with certain things and how to go on with life after it happened. The diversity in this book was so good and it really gave you an insight to her family life in 1995.
A book I believe everyone should read. It was so heartbreakingly beautiful and I can't wait to re-read this over and over again.