this book contains astory about a boy who does not fit in - literally. he does not have wings like everyone else in his futuristic society. his Dad is an inventor who creates ahuge pair of metl wings fro him. you can tell this will be a disaster and the boy plummets to earth (all very Icarus). He survives and the Dad apologises for trying to make the boy like him and the rest of the family... This does work well and the person I passed this onto has disabled child who really enjoyed it. It mgiht bring up discussion about prosthetics and artificial limbs - for some kids it's easier to get along without them and they might be 'for show' as much as anything. On the other hand the book might be more a metaphor for the child protgonist not being as 'able' in other ways, e.g. clever or quick-witted.
the ending felt a bit sudden and it does not round off with an attempt to introduce the boy to other children like him, or perhaps give him a skill that the other flying/ winged children do not have. I don't mean that he might be 'cured' but that he finds satisfaction in his own life and does not need to imitate their lives...He is still isolated. Maybe that is realistic but I was surprised. Still, it is good ending insofar as the Dad apologises and the son seems Ok with that.