Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Title: The Girl Who Could Fly
Author: Victoria Forester
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: 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. (

Opinions: Piper can fly. Her parents want her to stay on the ground, but she can't help it. She loves to fly. But when the town realizes Piper can fly, the government finds out too. So Piper is taken to a special school, but it isn't what she thinks it will be like.
I love that in so many books and stories people don't tell anyone about their supernatural powers so that they don't get locked in a government facility. Yet this book is the exact opposite and Piper gets locked in a government facility. It is an interesting read about embracing your exceptionalism and not getting squashed down into something "normal" or someone else's version of normal. It is a thoughtful book and I very much enjoyed it.

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