Scars Like Wings

Scars Like Wings

Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience--the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.

Before, I was a million things. Now I'm only one. The Burned Girl.

Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't need a mirror to know what she looks like--she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be "normal" again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends--no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn't have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn't afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she's going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.

"A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness." --Stephanie Nielson, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor

Title:Scars Like Wings
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984848826
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    Scars Like Wings Reviews

  •  Teodora

    "A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness."Th...

  • Cristina Monica

    This is such a realistic story that I had no problem picturing everything happening and understanding what the characters were feeling. As someone who enjoyed the book Wonder but wished it had been ab...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestSCARS LIKE WINGS packs an emotional wallop and was probably one of the most difficult YA books for me to get through this year because it coul...

  • Schizanthus Nerd

    “Everyone has scars. Some are just easier to see.” All the stars!!! That was gorgeous! It’s been almost three weeks since I finished reading this book and I’m still struggling to form meanin...

  • Rachel

    *thank you to Netgalley, Simon & Schuster (Australia) and Erin Stewart for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars. "It's a good reminder: Everyone has scars. Some are just easi...

  • bookswithpaulette

    If you enjoyed Wonder you will enjoy this debut YA Novel from Erin Stewart.Our protagonist Ava has burn scars across 60% of her body from a house fire where her mother, father and best friend (Cousin)...

  • Kat

    Wow, what a wonderful book about recovery from a major accident and learning to live with disability/disfigurement. We meet Ava a year after the fire that killed her parents and cousin. She survived b...

  • Elvina Zafril

    Scars Like Wings is a story about Ava that lost her parents in a horrific house fire. That incident left her burned on 60% of her body. She had 19 surgeries. She is feeling lost and hideous. Her life ...

  • Stephanie Fitzgerald

    Review to come later; I’m in a “book hangover” after reading this beautiful story.Ok, here it is!This book was a wonderful read on several levels. First, it’s the story of a teenage girl who l...

  • Amira

    “She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings,”I have never really Admired a protagonist as much as I admire Ava.She is written so realistically that I couldn't help but feel her emotion...