I had to read this book for seventh grade. Obviously, the school system was just trying to fit a fantasy book into the curriculum, but they happened to choose one of the worst fantasy books ever written. A kid finds a guy with wings in his garage. That's about it. The writing is unimpressive--it seems like it was written by a twelve-year-old. The plot is lame, uninteresting, and at times overly dramatic. If you want to read a good fantasy book, don't choose this one.