Friday, July 11, 2008

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester


"Piper decided to jump off of the roof."

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Abstract: When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends; 329 pages

7 comments:

Nan Hoekstra said...

I just brought this one home from the library today! I am in the middle of "Rivers of Fire" by Patrick Carman. ("It was the middle of the night when Edgar entered the fig grove alone...") I moved this one to the front of the line just on the strengh of the cover and the title! Looking forward to your next list...

Anonymous said...

Wow! This book was nothing like I expected! It had some weak points and some holes in the plot lines, but it is also incredibly thought-provoking and would be a great book for discussion. At what point should we question authority and stand up for what we believe & know in our hearts to be right?

Genie said...

I liked the last third of the book. It was just too slow for me in the beginning. I liked that it seemed to be saying to the reader, you need to accept yourself and others the way they are and that you have no right to try to make people what you want them to be. I thought the characters were well developed. The reader knew where the different children were coming from when it was time to do something about their situation. I think the book would be a good one for discussion but I don't have it on my list of possible winner.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I read the book. couldn't believe it. i'm shocked. Very sad and somewhat frightning book. Forching someone to be normal. Kinda creepy

Anonymous said...

scuse me. forcing

Teresa said...

I haven't been able to suspend disbelief enough with this title to get very far. And since it isn't on one of the final discussion list, I'm returning it to the library.

K8t said...

I was all set to really get into this book, but I couldn't make it past the way the dialogue was written. I have a hard time with dialect and I think that this one would be a much better choice for listening, rather than reading (at least for me). The story's set-up was certainly interesting, but it didn't hook me enough to motivate me to look past the dialect...