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Review: The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Piper McCloud doesn’t have any friends. She is kept away from all of the small-minded gossip in her tiny farm town. See, when Piper was born she was happy and healthy…. and she floated. Yep, she floated. Although all Piper wants is to have friends, it turns out that the tiny town in Lowland country isn’t really ready to be friends with her. When Piper’s need becomes so devastating she flies in front of everyone to catch a ball at a baseball game they whole world finds out about her and she chooses to go to a place where they will let he be herself. Or so they say…

At the facility she finds friends that have different talents like she does and the small town girl becomes an advocate for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong. She pushes her friends to think about making the world better with their talents, or to at least feel good about who they are and what they can do. It is too bad for Piper that her facility has no intention of letting them out again. EVER.

This book was given to my daughter by my cousin. She will love the idea of super powers and will HATE the idea of anyone being hurt just for being themselves. What I’m interested to see is if she notices the risks and sacrifices that are painful but worth it because it is the right thing to do. We shall see…
The Girl Who Could Fly is good read for all age groups. I think the reading level is more for 4th graders and up.


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