December 8, 2009

The Girl Who Could Fly

Victoria Forester, 2008
Piper discovers
a magical power that
others want to crush

This was my first sci-fi attempt in awhile, and a surprisingly original one from first-time author Forester. Piper McCloud, (à la Dickens), discovers that she has the ability to fly, causing much distress for her down-to-earth (no pun intended) parents. Although her drawl is a tad thick at times, her sincerity and simplicity make her a likeable character.

Now Stephenie Meyer described this book as being a mix between Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...and I'd say that's a pretty fair assessment. A school for children with special powers, and the main character's Southern roots made for an interesting blend of events culminating in a surprising ending with obvious intimations of a sequel. (PG)

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