Alice Parker is a young teenage girl. She is lonely and has only one friend, Sarah, and has been having trouble with school. One day her grades improve and she receives a sharp pain in her back. While walking home from school one day, Alice feels as if her back is getting torn open. Her brother Thomas cuts two holes in the back of her blouse. Suddenly butterfly wings sprout from her back! She transforms into an otherworldly creature. Her brother tells her he too has wings. He also says that he will take her to the leader of their kind. Will Alice ever find out what is wrong with her?
Overall, the book is good, but I would only recommend it to patient readers. In the beginning the book is slow and quite uninteresting. However it picks up its pace towards the middle and end of the story. Again, if you are patient enough, read it, the book gets fantastic. But for those readers who like books that start out strong, this book is not for you.