The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
  

The Girl Who Could Fly

Written by Victoria Forester

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Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Award 2010

By turns exhilarating and terrifying this is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage starring an irrepressible heroine who can fly.

Piper McCloud can fly but that makes friends and family afraid of her. She leaves her parents’ farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences - consequences that are too dire to talk about, too crazy to consider and too dangerous to ignore.

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The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wits' end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. By turns exhilarating and terrifying, an unforgettable story of defiance and courage starring an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must ...fly.

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It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men, I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids--it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed. --Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga* In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good. -- Booklist, Starred Review Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society. -- The Horn Book Review

About the Author

Born in Canada, Victoria Forester grew up on a remote farm in Ontario. She has spent most of her career writing screenplays, and this is her debut novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and newborn daughter.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Author

Victoria Forester
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

1st January 2010

ISBN

9780330512534

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