Wing Jones

After reading lots of fantasy lately, I thought it was about time to finally delve back into another one of my favourite genres, young adult. I'd heard lots of brilliant things about Wing Jones, so when I won a copy of the book from the lovely Nazima (@snazzyreads) on Twitter, I just knew I had to read it straight away.


Katherine Webber's YA debut tells the story of fifteen year old Wing, a girl with two grandparents, one from Ghana and the other from China. Caught between two worlds, Wing has never really felt like she fits in - until, after a tragic befalls a member of her family, she finds a form of escapism in something she never even dreamed she'd be good at: running.

Being told that she could be the next biggest track athlete star, there's an opportunity on the horizon that may enable Wing to achieve everything she wants, including a chance to help keep her family together when they feel like falling apart. But running may also be the thing that pushes her, and the boy she loves the most, over the edge.

Favourite quotes:

'Neither of us belonged with anyone else, so we belonged together.'

'Heather Parker is one of those people who feeds on other people's pain. It's what keeps her skin so clear and her hair so shiny.'

Favourite character:

Wing Jones. Could it be anyone else? She was portrayed so beautifully as an extremely realistic teenager with a relatable narrative voice. If anyone's ever been in love when they're young, discovered a talent they never knew they had, or felt a little lost in the world, you'll adore everything about Wing.

Granny Dee and LaoLao were also pretty amazing. Although they were only secondary characters, they never failed to make me smile; I felt like they were typical 'granny' characters who always argued, had the most amusing lines, and were fiercely determined to always prove that they were right.

3 words to describe the book:

Realistic, sweet, enjoyable.

Rating:

✮✮✮✮/✮✮✮✮✮

Wing Jones is a light, quick, diverse read that I highly recommend to everyone. Even if you aren't a major sports fan like myself, the book also explores the themes of family relationships, young love and the trials and tribulations of life itself - basically everything that makes a YA novel perfect.

6 comments

  1. this seems pretty interesting!

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    1. It is! It has such an interesting storyline :)

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  2. I soooo want to read this book. Unfortunatly i am reading one with 3 others in the queue x
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely one to add to your TBR list <3

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  3. This sounds so great, I've never hear of it before but I'll definitely add it to my TBR list now!

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    1. Hope you enjoy reading it! :D

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