|Wing Jones - Katherine Webber|
Wing Jones is a pleasure to read. Katherine Webber's writing flows, and she creates immediately likeable characters. Prejudiced attitudes to race and what constitutes criminal activity form central parts of the story without being tackled as 'issues'. The tragic event*, which provides a plot turning point, covers an issue I don't think I've seen in YA before (I'm sure it is out there though) and is tragically very real. Curiously, and despite these elements of the plot (which were my favourite), the overall tone in Wing Jones is cosily warm and those who love cute couples will no doubt be charmed.
*See below for small plot spoiler about the tragic event......
Publication details: 5 January 2017, Walker Books, London, paperback
This copy: uncorrected proof from the publisher for review
Caution: Plot spoiler follows.
Tragic event: drinking and driving