December 17, 2010

The Girl Who Could Fly - by Victoria Forester

Piper McCloud is extraordinary. No, really. She can fly.  This is just some random girl on a little farm, growing up with her quiet parents, and she can fly.  Before you know it, she's causing all kinds of trouble and is spirited away to a secret school for children with special gifts like hers, and everything is wonderful for her. 

Well, not so wonderful, perhaps.  Wonderful is not when people try to suck your brain and your memory out of your head. Wonderful is not when an invisible dude keeps sneaking up on you.  Wonderful is not when someone you thought was your closest friend betrays you to your biggest enemy.  Nor when you're being slowly poisoned.  Perhaps if you want to know what's really going on in this super-secret school for children with amazing powers, you'd better read the book yourself, which I would highly recommend.  The fact is, despite its boring title, this is a wonderful story, heartwarming, shocking, adventurous and thought-provoking.  Piper will win your heart just as easily as she can soar through the clouds.


Charlotte said...

I enjoyed this one too!

Keith Schoch said...

I think this book got a real shot in the arm when they changed the cover. Find an older copy in the library; the cover is ridiculously bland, looking like Laura Ingalls standing on her barn roof making a wish on the first star.

Appreciate your summaries that cut to the chase!