The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender
By Leslye Walton
“Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga”
I picked this book up out of a pile of new books at a local high school where I work part time, as it stood out from the crowd. It was the cover with its simple blend of blue and gold and such an enticing title and premise that made me want to read it there and then. However, I have to wait but I am hoping to be the first to read it when it becomes available.
Sixteen year old Ava is just your average girl except for the fact she was born with bird wings.
Wanting to understand more about her life and to be accepted by her peers Ava begins searching for answers. Her naivety leads her in to a heap of trouble. And then there is Nathaniel Sorrows who mistakes Ava for an angel and the consequences of that mistake.
“Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright but will things be different for Ava?”