The Wings of Leo Spencer is about a 14 year old boy who dies on his mother’s birthday. He leaves behind his parents, sister and baby brother, as well as his best friend Peter. Only he doesn’t want to leave them.
Leo has to make a choice and it’s one that will affect his life... or death...forever.
As a typical teen, Leo wants answers. His search for the truth gives him a huge challenge... Can he protect and save his family and Peter?
But as the back of the book says... How do you do that if you can make no impression on the material world?
I won my copy of The Wings of Leo Spencer through a GoodReads.com giveaway and was kindly sent it by the author Jerome Parisse (Thank you!). The mini-biography in the front of the book tells us that Jerome likes to write the kind of stories he enjoys reading - fast-paced adventures where the characters struggle with things such as feelings, identity and difficult choices. Well, I can happily stay that I enjoyed reading this, Jerome’s first published novel.
This is a fantasy adventure where we follow Leo, who I would say is a typical 14 year old boy (especially attitude-wise), only most 14 year old boys don’t have to deal with being targeted by something evil!
I love the world Jerome Parrisse has created for Leo. It’s so imaginative! While I’m not a religious person, if there’s such a place as Heaven, I’d want it to be how Jerome has imagined it in The Wings of Leo Spencer.
I read this book in a couple of sittings (at 266 pages, it’s an easy read). The story goes at a reasonable pace before you find the story racing on. The characters are easy to relate to, despite this being a fantasy story, and it just goes to show how strong family and friendship can be.
Despite this being a young adult book, it should appeal to everyone. It certainly appealed to me and I’m not exactly a spring chicken myself - I certainly don’t feel like one! I don’t even think you necessarily need to really be into fantasy either, to like this one. I recommend giving this book a go - I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!show more