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The Girl Who Could Fly

The Girl Who Could Fly

Victoria Forester

The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester, is a story about a girl named Piper McCloud, who can fly. But, like in our current world, someone being able to fly, isn’t exactly the most normal thing. So, in an attempt to help, Piper’s parents send her to a top secret school called I.N.S.A.N.E., a place that takes care of kids who have incredible abilities like hers. When she arrives, she meets all kinds of kids that have all kinds of abilities, just like her. From telekinesis, to X-Ray vision, to the ability to manipulate the weather, everyone there has a special skill. Even though Piper had a rocky start, she loves her new school. But, as Piper starts to get closer to her fellow students, she realizes that some things may not be exactly as they seem. Maybe the school that was made for her protection, is actually trying to work against her.

I loved this book. Piper is such a loveable character, while at the same time, she has a very particular edge to her attitude. She's a sweetheart, but she's clever and thoughtful, and she feels honest and real. All of the kids have their own distinct personality, each one more charming than the next. The story is great. The institute is a fascinating place, and when the danger becomes apparent, it's very real and very scary. And the way Piper and the other kids react to it is pitch perfect. There were twists I certainly did not expect--the book surprised me, but in ways that made sense. I heavily recommend this to all people. I will admit that the first time I read this book, I was in 2nd grade. The twists and story plot towards the end did freak me out, but after reading it again this second time, I absolutely fell in love with the book. The story isn’t gory, or explicit, or a horror-ish at all, I’m honestly not sure what freaked me out about this story in the first place. Nonetheless, this story is still absolutely fantastic.

Grade Level:

- Suggested: 6th-10th

- Advanced: 4th-5th

- Genre: Fantasy/fiction

- Key Elements: Secret school, superpowers/abilities

- Possible Themes: Sometimes, things aren’t always like they seem

Overall Rating: 5/5

Happy Reading!

-The Book Lover-

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