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The Girl Who Could Fly

July 17, 2015 | by

Happy Friday!

There has been a book on my to-be-read pile for

quite some time now and I finally got around to

reading it.  It is called “The Girl Who Could Fly” by

Victoria Forester.  It was a New York Times bestseller

and got rave reviews when it first came out.

I guess I read it because the sequel is coming out this fall

and the cover of it intrigued me.

The book itself turned out to be a fantastic read.

A home-schooled prairie girl, Piper McCloud,

has the ability to fly.  Her parents try to keep that talent

hidden and forbid her to fly but eventually some folks

see her unusual ability.  Shortly thereafter, a woman appears

(in an interesting and very showy way) and offers to take

Piper away to a school for children with amazing talents or

powers.  Piper and her parents agree and off she goes.

It turns out that the school is there not to encourage these children

(not to mention other flora and fauna) but to make every

thing and everyone conform to the norm.

The story goes on to tell how Piper and her schoolmates

figure things out and mount an escape.  The story celebrates

everyone’s right to be unique.  It is well told, gripping and will

even bring a tear or two to your eye.  I can highly recommend it

and I think the new cover treatment for it will make even more

people want to pick it up and read it. By the way the sequel is called

“The Boy Who Knew Everythng” and it is coming in October.

I’m halfway through and I think you’ll like it too.

Have a great weekend!


The Girl Who Could Fly

The Girl Who Could Fly
by Forester, Victoria (10/27/15)
9781250072467  $8.99 PB

Feiwel and Friends/RAI

The Boy Who Knew Everything

The Boy Who Knew Everything
by Forester, Victoria (10/27/15)
9780312626006  $19.50 Hardcover

Feiwel & Friends / RAI


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