The Girl Who Could Fly

The Girl Who Could Fly

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You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods.

Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie.

Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops.

Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities.

School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences.

Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore.

At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men ...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly.

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Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly :

"It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men . I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids--it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga

"In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."-- Booklist, Starred Review

"Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."-- The Horn Book Review

The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends 2008
ISBN: 9780312374624
Characteristics: Hardcover

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tigerclan
Oct 22, 2017

this book is like a roller coaster keeping you guessing at every loop (its full of them!) it could go lots of different ways, and sometimes you just think its going to go this way and it goes the other way! full of suspense and excitement, I loved this awesome book!

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clairesy2006
Jun 28, 2017

im in love!!!

This is officially one of my favorite books! And I am very picky on what I read

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creative_nature
Aug 10, 2016

This book is now one of my favorite books. I loved every moment of it! From the very beginning, I knew that this book was going to be fabulous, but I was quite unprepared for the many twists and turns this book presented. The adventure in the book was magnificent and actually cried at one part. This beautiful masterpiece will forever be one of my favorites and deserves way more than 5 stars!

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kittykitty_0
Jun 30, 2015

I'd like you to know that the main character can fly

forbesrachel Dec 08, 2014

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!

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Sunbaby99
Nov 20, 2014

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

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SoccerGirl1000
Sep 06, 2014

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!

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BARLIAN
Jul 24, 2014

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.

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teresadao
Jul 09, 2014

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.

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neocarleen
Feb 16, 2012

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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