“To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth – deep down, I always did. I was just a girl”
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender was a beautiful and tragic read of a family which has been plagued with loss and pain. It follows the story of Ava Lavander and her parents and grandparents.
This was a beautifully written novel about a girl born with wings who tries to live her life. She is seen as an angel by some and a monster by others. She is kept hidden from the world.
The characters are fantastically written. They are all so strong and brave after being through so much. They all managed to keep going which was very inspiring. Character development was a brilliant aspect of this book each character were so unique and I really did care for them. I loved the relationship between some of the characters, especially the friendships.
This was a very intricate and delicate novel which had beautiful prose. A very compelling read which I highly suggest you read.
MY RATING: ★★★★★