THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY by Victoria Forester

THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY

Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

With homespun charm, Forester focuses on the extraordinary Piper McCloud, daughter of an elderly couple who worry that revealing her gift of flight will put her in danger—with good reason. After Piper’s first attempt to play baseball at a Fourth of July celebration results in a spectacular exhibit of her unique talent, Letitia Hellion’s helicopter and black sedans show up to whisk her to a special school. At I.N.S.A.N.E., the Institute of Normalcy, Stability And Non Exceptionality, Letitia introduces Piper to classmates with equally unusual talents. The facility harbors many secrets, some unpleasant, many horrifying and none more unusual than genius Conrad Harrington III, rejected son of a powerful politician. Plucky Piper faces nearly insurmountable odds and must keep her innate sense of right and wrong focused through her trials. This fantasy has an air of reality, maintained by the aw-shucks flavor of the dialogue and its determined, good-as-gold heroine. Hints of a sequel appear after the tidy ending of this X-Men-like superhero take on the world. (Fantasy. 9-12)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-312-37462-4
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2008




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