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The Girl Who Could Fly

Forester, Victoria

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Girl Who Could Fly
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When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312374623
9780312374624
Branch Call Number: j FORESTER 2008
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,22 cm

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Dashielle and I loved this story about homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud who knows how to fly. It has creative and well-developed characters, controversial morals, elements of fantasy and great writing. A review I read somewhere said it was like X-Men for a younger generation.

When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.


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Dec 08, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Piper McCloud knows no bounds. Daring to go against the grain, thinking, and especially flying, are hardly acceptable to her conservative parents, not to mention town. Yet Piper finds freedom in these, and soon comes to realize that she just doesn't belong. Dr. Hellion bares an answer which Piper hardly expected, for it means losing the very thing she loves. The Girl Who Could Fly works hard to present both sides fairly. From a logical point of view these powers do cause trouble for others; an even colder stance would state, if you want to belong, you can't be special because many people are intolerant of difference. Freedom requires conformity in Dr. Hellion's mind, and that means manipulating the powers out of her wards. This is for their own good. At this age, Piper and her classmates, except the genius Conrad, are quite malleable to an adult's words, so it takes them awhile to realize that their abilities are a part of them, and freedom comes from being oneself. Piper may not be what her parents expected, but they did raise her well. With her strong moral compass as guide, she tries to save everyone. Like all children she makes mistakes, stumbles, and even falls. Independence never comes easily. This book holds so many meaningful lessons about appearances, friendship, acceptance... should you only retain one, make it, fly!

Nov 20, 2014
  • Sunbaby99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this book! it's so adventurous and exciting i would love to read it again and again and again!

I loved this book! There were such great characters and the ending was awesome. It was a really suspenseful story! One of my all time favorite books!

It was really good but was a little boring at parts, but was still really interesting.

Jul 24, 2014
  • BARLIAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this book. Couldn't put it down and finished it in about a day. Great for all ages and recommend everyone to read it.

An awesome book! Only one thing: At the beginning, the setting is rustic to the point of feeling like a historical fiction. The end is awesome, don't be discouraged by the beginning, which can be a bit boring.

I loved this book and I want to read it again sometime

May 17, 2014
  • dragonette rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's a good book.

Jan 22, 2014
  • hanna16j rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of my favorite books EVER!!! defenetly a must read i have recomended it to almost everyone i know!

Aug 06, 2013
  • cj_orange99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was a great book i recommend it to a friend and she read in 2 days i love the way how the author made me cry, laugh, and hated people and times in the story. it is a story everyone will love. it has action drama and fantasy in it. i hope it is turn in to a movie. :):) 2 tumbs up

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When homeschooled farm girl Piper McCloud reveals her ability to fly, she is quickly taken to a secret government facility to be trained with other exceptional children, but she soon realizes that something is very wrong and begins working with brilliant and wealthy Conrad to escape.

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