dreamstobecome said: Tell me your rage. I am intrigued. I know nothing of this book.
So, The Book of Flying. I bought it at some point during college and never got around to reading it before it went into a box when my parents packed up our house and moved. I found it again this past weekend and thought I’d give it a shot.
The premise is that there are people with wings and people without, and being born to one group doesn’t necessarily guarantee inclusion. Pico, the protagonist, is the wingless son of winged parents, so he’d been deposited in a library on a high hill in the city by the sea. He grows up alone in the library, and is as spindly and pale and poetic as could be. And he falls in love with Sisi, a winged girl who, once their love is discovered, is barred from being with him. (She falls in love with him because he has stories! And only him! She is beautiful and free and can fly. So there’s the first hint of trouble.)