Wings is the first book in the Wings series, which follows a family of people who have wings and bird-like feet. They have lived as normal a life as possible, concealing their not-so-human aspects as best they can. So far they have been successful, but that’s all about to be turned upside down.
Jack has wings, but he keeps them well-hidden. When a new girl comes to school and does not hide her own wings, what changes will she bring to Jack’s life?
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First Chapters: Wings
Jack had wings on his back and claws on his feet. He had feathers on his legs and a bell around his neck. He took the bus to school.
Jack had green eyes and dark skin. His father had green eyes. His mother had dark skin. His mother had wings and his father had claws on his feet.
They tried not to let people know.
Jack’s father wore shoes all the time. They were big shoes that cramped his claws together, just like Jack’s. Jack’s mother hid her wings under a coat. It looked like she had a big lump on her back, just like Jack.
People laughed at Jack’s mother. They laughed because she had a hump on her back, and the unkind ones called her deformed. They laughed because she wore a long coat in summer. One that reached right down to her toes.
Those same people laughed at Jack as well. Jack hid his wings under a jacket. He looked like he had a hump on his back. The meaner kids at school called him ‘Camel’ or ‘The Hunchback’, but not where the teachers could hear them. Jack’s jacket did not reach down to his toes. His wings were not as long or beautiful as his mother’s.
One day a girl came to Jack’s school. Her name was Jedda. She had wings like Jack and she did not hide them.
END FIRST CHAPTER: WINGS