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We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 6 years ago
The world is an enormous place with big responsibilities as you get older. These obligations get immense when you bring two children into the world and for Letty, she would rather not have to deal with these obligations or make choices for its too complicated. She’s been sliding by for years, relyin...
Danni Mae
Danni Mae rated it 6 years ago
I received this copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review. My Thoughts: I was recommended this book by a friend who knew how much I loved The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s debut novel, and received We Never Asked for Wings from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Simi...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
Another thought-provoking summer read — what happened to the mindless drivel beach reading I am supposed to be doing right now? Honestly, I am starting to feel way too smart for my own good. So, another deep read, caged in some beautiful language and a fairly swiftly moving plot, not to mention a ...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it 7 years ago
You know the story, you’ve seen the movie, read the book.Something happens to Mum and Dad, and the friend or sibling who has never been very good with kids becomes a sudden guardian, gets an instant family. They have their mishaps, of course, but together they work out their future, and grow to want...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 7 years ago
The main plot line of We Never Asked for Wings is Mexican immigration into the United States - both legal and illegal. Issues that work out too neatly and many sub-plots make this story difficult to engage with, but the writing creates some engaging characters and a wonderfully visualized setting. I...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it 7 years ago
Sometimes a story just grabs you, either for the plot or for the characters. In this one it was some of both, I loved the characters, their flaws, their hope and dreams, their struggles, but I also loved the plot. Young love, trying to become a mother for Letty, after a very long time when she let h...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it 7 years ago
To say that Letty has messed up her life is, at the very least, fair. She got pregnant and didn’t go to college, neglected to tell her child’s father that the kid existed, and pushed the responsibility of caring for her children off onto her mother. So when Letty’s mom and dad leave for Mexico, perm...
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