Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Girl Who Could Fly

Forester, Victoria. 2008. The Girl Who Could Fly.

Piper decided to jump off of the roof. It wasn't a rash decision on her part.

The Girl Who Could Fly is an odd little book that I couldn't help enjoying. Piper McCloud, she flies. A girl who flies. When her flying catches attention, mysterious strangers show up on the family farm promising her family that they've got the perfect school for her. A school where her specialness will be appreciated. So away Piper goes. Leaving behind her family and her home. The school or institute (initials I.N.S.A.N.E) is different alright. And everyone Piper meets is unusual from the adults to her fellow classmates.

I hesitate to say anymore because I don't want to reveal too much. The plot twists are best enjoyed firsthand.

The Girl Who Could Fly is a quirkier Mysterious Benedict Society. Unique, quirky characters. Fast-paced plot. A good mix of fun.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Anonymous,  10:36 AM  

You have me intrigued about this book. My first thought was some movie I saw as a kid The Boy Who Could Fly, but this sounds much better. I will have to check it out.

Also I am new to book blogging and have taken the challenge over at Mother Reader to make comments on other blogs so here I am, which is good because I tend to be shy.

Alyssa F 6:54 PM  

What a cute little review. I'll have to check this one out.

Anonymous,  2:12 AM  

wow! the book sounds really interesting!
but well...i am 16 years old! do you think i can read it?i mean...i read it somewhere else that its a read-aloud for sixth graders! :$

Anonymous,  4:28 AM  

hmmp..sounds interesting! but i think there is similarity with the famous anime "Alice Academy"..

Anonymous,  8:26 PM  

read it and loved it! a must- read

Anonymous,  11:45 AM  

I thought this was a wonderful book. It was clean and uplifting. Great for kids and adults alike. It is a little slow in beginning, but it picks up fast.

Anonymous,  9:53 PM  

the girl who could fly is a good book!i am still reading it i'm in the middle of ch.16.I was only 10 years old when read it i'm also a fifth grader! this book is really amazing and i hope other people read it.

Anonymous,  2:10 PM  


Anonymous,  2:14 PM  

this was a great book . its not just for fifth graders i am fourteen and i loved it

Anonymous,  2:50 PM  

I loved this book and good for many ages Great twist at the end

Mia 2:59 PM  

This is a must read .... I want there to be a saga or sequel or something i wished that Piper and Conrad kissed but since they were 11 ..... ya

Anonymous,  7:54 PM  

heyy i just finished the book :D its greatt!! you have to read it! you should definitley put this on your top to read list! its unforgettable! :D

Anonymous,  8:00 PM  

I read this book two years ago in the fifth grade and loved it!!!!! Not only for girls I am a boy and loved it!!!

tsa 8:50 PM  

I am 35 years old and out of boredom I picked this book up one day out of my daughters room. I could not put it down. I could see the glowing giraffe and could see and hear the cricket. I just wish the ending was a little bit more whimsey. It was a great little escape that I truly enjoyed and have now challenged my daughter to read it.

Anonymous,  1:02 PM  

This Book is totally amazing. Usually I wouldn't have liked it since there's no romance but trust me I'm 12 and I thought the book was one of the best books I've ever read. But I really wish that Piper and Conrad had kissed or something at the end. Please can someone make it into a movie? Please?

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