Flexible Wings Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-08 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 61 user ratings

" Wonderful story about a young girl struggling to fit in after her military parents move from place to place. Will resonate with many young adults who feel out of place or unwelcome. " said.

" "Flexible Wings” is a heartwarming look at the lives of kids with parents in the military. The author does an excellent job of depicting eleven-year-old Summer’s frustration of once again having to move, having to make all new friends, trying to fit in—and deal with a parent’s deployment. The story is very well written, and an enjoyable read. It is a great book for kids, as well as adults, that struggle with finding their own inner strength. I highly recommend this book. " said.

" A simply-written book about a young girl and her family. Her parents have been deployed many times to the Middle East and the family has moved all over the world. She is at the age where these moves are beginning to disrupt her friendships and schooling. She joins a swimming team which does help her meet girls her own age. Lack depth, but the story does tell about how it is to have parents in the military. " said.

" Veda Stamps has such an effortless writing style, it was a pure pleasure to read this book! She draws wonderful characters that are both intriguing and realistic. I loved the evolution of the main character, Summer, throughout the story. The story itself is a sweet, coming-of-age tale. It's perfectly age appropriate for middle school students. I think they'll enjoy it and learn a few things along the way. I recommend it. " said.

"Summer is a 11 year old who because her parents are serving in the military keeps moving. Her latest move brings her to a new town and brings her new hope. Her father is no longer serving and her mother only has 6 months left in service.
Summer finds it hard to make new friends but is excited to learn her parents sign her up to a swim team, but as it turns out shes not a good swimmer.
I had moments of crying, even in public (thanks for that) and laughing. I really enjoyed the writing style and the story stayed with me even after I was done. I need some more of Summer she is one character that you are more then willing to fall in love with.
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"FLEXIBLE WINGS by Veda Stamps is told from the alternately hopeful and angst-ridden point of view of Summer, a biracial pre-teen who struggles with her transient "military brat" lifestyle. After moving from Berkeley to Valencia, California, Summer joins the local swim team in search of personal fulfillment and a sense of belonging. Just as she begins to settle into her new reality, Summer faces challenges that test her ability to handle adversity with grace and maturity.

Stamps delivers a beautifully truthful and engaging coming-of-age story. The cast of characters includes a good-hearted, relatable heroine, an adoring (and adorable) little sister, an insightful and sassy bachaan (aka grandma) and parents who, sometimes, treat their daughter more like a soldier than a confused, scared young girl.

An entertaining and satisfying read for both young readers and adults.

*Note: The voice actor, Natalie Hoyt, who narrated the audiobook was wonderful!
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REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 9 months


Summer Stevenson has been moving all her life because her mother and father keep getting missions for their military careers. When Summer leaves the town that she has been living in for 2 years she gets pretty upset. Summer has a hard time adjusting after her mother gets deployed and starts her dream of being on a swim team.

I really enjoyed this book. It reminds me to be grateful for what I have. It is a very inspiring book.

My favorite part is when Summer has her last swimming meet and her grandmother dances to Thriller by Michael Jackson.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9-13.
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" Delightful readFull review can be found in my blog: a lovely little book! I hope Marley Dias, who launched her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign recently, got a hold of "Flexible Wings." She would love it. " said.

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