Horniman, Jeanne. Little wing.

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

HORNIMAN, Jeanne. Little wing. Allen & Unwin. 172p. c2006. 1-74114-857-X. $9.95. J S *

Emily can hardly pull herself together enough to eat a meal and hold a brief conversation. Living with Charlotte, her mother's friend, Emily spends most of her time sleeping and feeling hollow. When Emily left home, she left behind Matt, her boyfriend, and Mahalia, their young daughter. Though Emily pretended everything was okay, she just couldn't do it anymore. She felt she couldn't love Mahalia enough, so she left. Emily keeps much of her thoughts and feelings to herself, but begins to open up just a bit when she befriends Martin, a stay-at-home father, and his young son, Pete. She hangs around their house, though she still spends most of her time falling asleep or dragging lifelessly about. After some months pass, Emily starts to feel the fog lift and is ready to go back to Matt and Mahalia. The little family she left behind has grown...

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