The girl who could fly

The Girl Who Could Fly

Doesn't everyone wish they could fly? Well, if that wish were to come true, it might cause a lot more problems than you think! Meet Piper McCloud, born to loving but simple parents who strongly believe in doing things the way they've always been done. When Piper accidentally reveals her talent, her parents are horrified that others might find out. Soon their worst fears are realized, and to protect her and themselves, they agree to have her go with Dr. Leticia Hellion to an institute that deals with children with special talents.
Is Dr. Hellion really the helpful person she presents herself to be? Is the institute (called I.N.S.A.N.E.) really there to nurture the children - or are there more sinister forces at work? Join Piper, an immensely likable, loyal, and optimistic character, as she slowly learns who she can trust, and how she can help her friends at the institute against almost insurmountable odds. This exciting adventure, written by Victoria Forester, skillfully addresses weighty themes such as good vs. evil, the limits of analytical intelligence vs. emotional intelligence, courage vs. cowardice, the supposed infallibility of adults, and staying true to yourself in the face of overwhelming opposition. The Girl Who Could Fly is highly recommended for grades 5-8.

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"The Girl Who Could Fly" reviewed by Willow K. on April 9, 2014

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The Girl Who Could Fly
Victoria Forester
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 
My mom picked it out for me because it was on a list of recommended books.
What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 
The main character is a girl named Piper who is homeschooled and discovers one day that she has the power to fly. Later, she reveals her secret out in public, and later, a woman named Dr. Hellion comes to Piper's home. She takes Piper to a special faraway school where Piper discovers other kids with powers, from super strength to super genius to X-Ray vision. Later, a boy named Conrad (a super genius), who appeared earlier to be nothing but a big bully, tells Piper about what's really going on. The people who work at the school are not what they appear to be. And then, the rest of the book is a big adventure.
Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 
I liked it because it had kids with powers in it, and it was very exciting.
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Average: 5 (1 vote)