Scars Like Wings

Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Inspiring story of a burned teen finding her new normal.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

It's about so much more...

If you thought Wonder was good, this is about a girl who wasn't born with her scars, so she must learn to embrace them and herself after a devastating fire claimed the lives of her mom, dad, and cousin and left her with scars more painful than the ones on her body.

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