Maddy’s Wings, a great and meaningful story!
"War does not determine who is right: just who is left. Same concept about time. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. These are two popular quotes by Henry Van Dyke and Bertrand Russel: I believe these two statements describe this book perfectly.
Maddy is nearing her time of death, not by cancer, but by old age. Having lived through atrocities like WWI, WWII, and countless other personal tragedies Maddy has grown old in the blink of an eye. The story is constructed like an autobiography, while problems arriving in the present. One thing I loved about the story, although I’m not sure if positive, is that she went through hell but that the world won’t give you a happy ending just because you already went through all types of tragedy: problems will never end. Legal, politically, societal, relationship, any type of problem won’t end till the day we die. Maddy is introduced to a single mother and her daughter and begins to form a bond with them. Through the book, we learn about each of the characters, which are genuinely likable, and basically, enjoy life with them. The eventual end, Maddy. The striving middle, Gloria, and Robert. And the beginning, Lizzy. The book has many real-world factors involving women and the history of aviation. Not just this but the book was obviously researched in depth. I guarantee that author put their heart and soul into the making of this book: it’s obvious through how she writes her characters, how the story progresses, and how it ends. . .
. . . A great and meaningful story.
In conclusion, Maddy’s Wings is a genuine coming of age story. Learning how people who deal with atrocities like war, rape, and other troubles can be eye-opening to some readers. A book that explains the problems of the past while addressing those of the present.
A great read, to be honest."
Reviewed by; Joseph 2018
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