The Girl Who Could Fly
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.
This is a beautiful book about a kindhearted country girl who can fly. From the time she was born, Piper McCloud could float a few inches off the ground. Hovering, though, is not enough for this curious and courageous girl. Soon she is soaring.
After an incident in her small hometown Piper moves to a government facility where she is promised her flying will be encouraged and perfected. At the I.N.S.A.N.E. Institute, Piper makes her very first real friend and enemy in her classmates, all of whom have special abilities of their own. It does not take Piper long to discover that her new home, despite appearances of comfort, is not about nurturing her special gift but suppressing it. What follows is an inspiring and often heart-wrenching tale of friendship, daring escapes, overcoming terrible circumstances, and embracing everything which makes you stand out and shine.
This book brought such a sweet blend of sorrow and joy, pain and triumph. All I can do now is recommend it to anyone who is looking for a wonderful tale. The thematic elements in this book would make it perfect for a middle school or mother/daughter book club.
-- by Mollie H.