Forester, Victoria. The Girl Who Could Fly. Feiwel and Friends, 2008. ISBN 9780312374624. $16.95. 336 p.
Reviewer: Kate Reynolds
Reading Level: Intermediate
Genre: Science fiction;
Subject: Ability--Juvenile fiction; Individuality--Juvenile fiction; Laboratories--Juvenile fiction; Books--Reviews;
As an infant, Piper McCloud could float, and at the age of nine she taught herself how to fly. Her very practical parents kept her on the farm because people being able to fly "ain't the way of things." But when Piper demonstrates her ability in front of a large crowd the government shows up to take her to a school full of other extraordinary children. At the school, though, Piper eventually finds out that the head, Dr. Letitia Hellion, is far from encouraging her students’ abilities and has only one goal in mind: to force the children into normal, unremarkable lives.
Forester's first novel, despite superhero powers, is pure vanilla. The plot and characters will soon be forg
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