Loved reading this book, quite a change from the type of books I usually read. It reminded me slightly of the writing style of E.Lockhart’s We Were Liars, but so much more deeper. The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is a story of love, but theres not one person who the love is dedicated or given to, but rather a dialogue of all the things we love in life. Moreover, it is about the choices, consequences, sorrow and beauty of the love we have and share. This book is for the deep thinkers and contemplators out there, you’ll have to close the book at many an interval to sigh, contemplate and open it craving more.
“Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.”
– Leslye Walton
Follow Ava Lavender’s struggles to find herself weighed under family expectations and the weight of the wings she wears and what society see them as, both blessing and her damnation. You’ll find yourself introduced to many different characters over the period of the story, travel with many different generations of , and will undoubtedly find one character who you can relate to and understand. While no character in the story is by any means normal by society standards, you’ll find that Walton gives each one the platform and the opportunity to present themselves to you, the reader as perfectly normal. Feathers will forevermore have a different meaning to me from now on.