Where Your Wings Were: World Book Day Edition

by David Almond | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0340855274 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sandyundead of Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Poland on 1/22/2005
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by sandyundead from Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Poland on Saturday, January 22, 2005
This was a World Book Day book from a few years ago which I rediscovered on my shelf and thought I would share with a few more people. I seem to remember enjoying it, and being near the River Tyne, it seems quite fitting to register it while I am Durham Uni.

Blurb
A boy grows up in a small steep town above the River Tyne. Here are five stories from his life. They tell of sisters and brotheres, priests and angels, crazed barbers, tramps and poodles, journeys in the spirit world, first kisses, shoulder blades and falling stars.
Stories of joy and fear, darkness and light, life and death by one of today's finest writers for young people.

Journal Entry 2 by Vroomfondel from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Picked up at tonight's Newcastle upon Tyne Bookcrossing Meetup.

Journal Entry 3 by Vroomfondel from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 19, 2007
What an interesting book. Five short stories on life, love, girls, death, faith and hope. Quite deep, but I think perfect for its target audience of teenagers.

Updated 20 August: On its way to harmaja after spotting it on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 4 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I received this lovely little book in the mail today. Thanks for sending it to me, Gothmarcus! That was kind of you. And thanks for registering the book in the first place, sandyundead!

Journal Entry 5 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 25, 2007
Yes, these were quite good little stories. I hope to read the whole collection (Counting Stars) some day. (I like these World Bok Day booklets, though. They're light to carry in a bag and great to release on travels.)

I especially liked how the title story, Where Your Wings Were, connects the young protagonist's sexual dreams with his ideas of angels, and his belief in his dead little sister being one. I realize this thought seems a bit sordid when I write it down, but there's nothing sordid about the story - that's why it's so good. I think it's a refreshing take on both young sexuality and young spirituality.

Now I'll find a way to pass on this little book. Thanks again, Gothmarcus and sandyundead!

Journal Entry 6 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 26, 2007
I gave Where Your Wings Were to Kemppu, who will take it to Tampere. It is now book #50 in my "2007 Keep Them Moving" challenge, started by Guinaveve.

Journal Entry 7 by Kemppu from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, August 26, 2007
I got the book today when I visited harmaja. Thanks! The book looks interesting and should quick to read.

Journal Entry 8 by Kemppu from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
So, this was a quick read, but not really my stuff. Some ideas in the stories were interesting, and there is more in the stories than what you first see, but the book just wasn't personally touching. I'll release this soon.

Journal Entry 9 by Kemppu at Rautatieasema / Railway Station in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (8/29/2007 UTC) at Rautatieasema / Railway Station in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Journal Entry 10 by diofank from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I found the book today in a cafeteria in Tampere. Found it interesting so I took it... Let´s see how I like it :)

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