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Rutendo Tavengerwei ñ Hope Is Our Only Wing ePub

Hope Is Our Only Wing eBook à Paperback ô At a time of national upheaval in Zimbabwe an unlikely friendship illuminates the power of hope and the possibility to heal in the face of tragedies beyond any teen's controlFor fifteen year old Shamiso struggling with grief and bewilderment following her father's death hope is nothing but a leap iAt a time of national upheaval in Zimbabwe an unlikely friendship illuminates the power of hope and the possibility to heal in the face of tragedies beyond any teen's controlFor fifteen year old Shamiso struggling with grief and bewilderment follow Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestHOPE IS OUR ONLY WING is set in Zimbabwe and is the story of two teenage girls Shamiso is still overcoming her grief at the death of her journalist father in a car accident that might or might not have been an accident Tanyaradzwa is a mischievous outspoken girl who loves to sing but is has a terrible burden she has a cancerous tumor on her vocal chords and surgery might mean loss of her singing voice if not deathcontains very mild spoilers Shamiso is bullied and teased for her English accent and about her dead father whose death seems and likely to be politically linked Because a lot of her friends distanced themselves from her after the tragedy she pushes everyone away by being antisocial Tanyaradzwa isn't put off by this; in fact she seems to take Shamiso's bristliness as an invitation to approach prickles be cursed The two end up unlikely friends bonded together over shared tragedy and the intriguing mystery of Shamiso's father It seems unlikely that these two will end up getting a happy ending but sometimes the world moves in unlikely ways and even the unlucky ones can catch a breakIf there's a trope I'm a total sucker for that I really don't see enough of it's well done female friendships I'm finally starting to see books that really put a premium on girlhood and the bonds between girls and that makes me so happy to see Not that I don't appreciate reading about a whole bunch of dramatic frenemies and cat fights but sometimes it's nice to take a break and actually read a book about people who like each other Shamiso and Tanyaradzwa are both nuanced characters with serious problems and I like how they ended up bonding because of their unhappinessEven though this is just getting three stars it's a high three star rating There was nothing objectionable about the book and it had lovely spare prose the problem is that it seemed to move a little fast and sometimes the story telling and the characterization ended up falling flat because of it Shamiso and Tanyaradzwa were great characters as I said but I would have liked to have spent time with them and maybe learned a little about them I also think the suspense could have been better about Shamiso's father I think I saw someone else saying that this book could have been better if the thriller element was played up and I agreeHOPE IS OUR ONLY WING is an interesting piece of African literary fiction geared towards young adults It's about girls being friends and overcoming adversity and I think a lot of people who read this will like it It's definitely an easy read and doesn't have any objectionable content or controversial topics That made it a little bland for me but I know others prefer their books on the miluetoast side of things The ending is satisfying if bittersweet to my relief I was prepared to cry Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review3 stars

ePub ´ Hope Is Our Only Wing ñ Rutendo Tavengerwei

Ing her father's death hope is nothing but a leap into darkness For Tanyaradzwa whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis hope is the only reason to keep fighting As the two of them form an unlikely friendship Shamiso begins to c 25 starsThis is a debut YA novel set in Africa and following the lives of two young girls One called Tavengerwei who has been diagnosed with cancer and Shamiso who has moved away from England after the death of her father Both of them are at the same boarding school trying to come to terms with their own personal issues as the world around them opens up their secrets It was short in length making for a faster read However the storyline is thrown back often between past months and the present day which turned the flow a little choppy I really wanted to see of the Thriller aspect surrounding Shamiso's late father I would love to read novels set in Africa however this was missing a little something for me

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Hope Is Our Only WingOnfront her terrible fear of loss In getting close to another person particularly someone who's ill isn't she just opening herself up to pain? And underpinning it all what did happen to her father the night of that strange and implausible car crash This is a really beautiful story Fifteen year old Shamiso is sent to a boarding school in Zimbabwe from her home in London after the death of her father It is only through her unlikely friendship with Tanyaradzwa a girl struggling with cancer that she is able to map her way out of her grief I found this novel to be very important I was very ignorant to the issues of Zimbabwe even though 2008 is within my adult lifetime and I found Tavengerwei's writing to be informative without ever seeming to preach or teach I felt it was so important that it was read by younger people than I I donated my copy to a local school This is an impressive debut and I'm extremely interested to see where Tavengerwei will take us next