Dirty Wings

Dirty Wings

Book - 2014
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In this retelling of the Persephone myth, an unlikely friendship develops between Cass, a teenaged runaway, and Maia, a piano prodigy imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house. When Cass frees Maia from her sheltered life and the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker Jason appears on the scene, an ancient evil is awakened.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250049384
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 05, 2015

To summarize the second novel in the Metamorphoses series, Cass and Maia who are from completely different backgrounds find their lives intermingled with each other’s. Maia is an extremely talented pianist and was adopted into a very prestigious and wealthy family, however, she lives isolated from the other teenagers and is extremely obedient to her mother’s strict rules. Cass is a teenage runaway and has learned how to survive on the streets, so naturally, she has a very independent and risk taking attitude. One day, the 2 girls meet and eventually, Maia adopts an attitude similar to Cass’s and they go on a road trip, leaving their lives behind.
I really enjoyed reading this book as it takes you through 2 very complex lives and complex thought processes of 2 completely different characters. The writing style is very dynamic as it may be disturbing in some places, the plot is explained very well and the characters are full of substance. The friendship between these girls is very rich, rare, and real. It also influenced my different emotions because it is a very sad story about a girl who is so lost within herself because her entire life is planned out, and although she has many opportunities she runs away because she does not know what her own dream is. This book also addresses many heavier themes such as race, economic class, and gender in a factual and effective way that makes the reader think more about such issues.
Therefore, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a meaningful read and it is not necessary to read the first book in the series, in order to understand this one.


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