• Scars Like Wings

  • By: Erin Stewart
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Scars Like Wings  By  cover art

Scars Like Wings

By: Erin Stewart
Narrated by: Emma Galvin
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $23.90

Buy for $23.90

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience - the perfect novel for fans of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.

Before, I was a million things. Now, I'm only one. The Burned Girl.

Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't need a mirror to know what she looks like - she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be "normal" again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends - no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn't have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn't afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she's going to fade back into her scars...or let the people by her side help her fly.

©2019 Erin Stewart (P)2019 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness." (Stephanie Nielson, New York Times best-selling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor)

"A tender, frank coming-of-age story about the pain and power of survival." (Kirkus Reviews)

"A sensitively handled story filled with relatable, three-dimensional characters.... The first-person narrative movingly expresses Ava’s lingering sorrow and changing outlook as she navigates her way toward a new form of normalcy." (Publishers Weekly)

"Thought-provoking...will push readers to think deeply about empathy, hope, and resilience in the face of heartbreak." (School Library Journal)

What listeners say about Scars Like Wings

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    27
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    30
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    27
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Painfully delightful !

Fun and heart wrenching at the same time! Burn survivors have to deal with so much besides the scars.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great read

Loved the book. One that I will be sharing with my daughter. There was a realness to the characters.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story about finding a new normal after tragedy

Readers get a glimpse of what life’s like as a teen with tragic injuries. Recommended!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Addy

This is a amazing book. The book made me feel like I was there. I highly suggest this book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not generally a fan of Y.A. , but...

This book was hard to listen to, both because I have a weak stomach, and it was very sad overall. But in spite of this, and in spite of being too old to enjoy the Y.A. genre most of the time, this was a good story with excellent narration. I only listened to it because it was my book club's pick this month, but I am looking forward to the discussion!