Monday, September 15, 2008

The Girl Who Could Fly - Victoria Forester

Take a good look at this cover. Can you begin to guess what kind of story might lie within? When I saw the cover, I thought at first it might be a historical novel (based up on the nightgown and old looking barn). At the very most I thought it was a book about a young girl trying to cope with typical troubles and fears. What I wasn't expecting was a science fiction novel. Piper McCloud is different than other children. Her parents homeschool her so that their small community doesn't find out exactly how different she is. That all changes when Piper shows her special ability during a community baseball game. Once everyone knows she can fly, word spreads like wildfire. Piper is quickly taken away by a government agency to a top-secret facility. She is led to believe that she will be able to fly whenever she wants and she will actually have flying lessons. Piper is excited to finally be able to be herself and not have to hide anymore. However, things might not be what they seem. Is Dr. Hellion really as benevolent as she acts? Do the other kids have special powers too? Will Piper ever see her parents again? Read The Girl who Could Fly to find out Piper's story. Boys and girls alike will probably enjoy this novel. Unfortunately, boys will probably be reluctant to check it out based on the title and the cover illustration. Despite being confused by the cover, I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys mild science fiction.

1 comment:

curlyq said...

I enjoyed this book as well. I liked discovering the different abilities of the children and seeing how the dilemmas were resolved. Fun story and a very quick read.