Flyaway by Lucy ChristopherFlyaway by Lucy Christopher


byLucy Christopher

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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*"Beautiful . . . lyrical . . . mystical. A superb celebration of life." -School Library Journal, starred review

In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla and her father are racing across the fields, following the migrating swans, when everything goes wrong. The birds collide with power lines, and her dad suffers a heart attack.

At the hospital, upset and scared, Isla meets Harry, with his wild red hair and firefly eyes. He doesn't laugh when she tells him about her love of birds. He listens. But Harry is ill, too: He has leukemia.

As Isla tries to deal with her father's frailty and the new feelings she has for Harry, she's determined to help the only way she knows how. Outside the hospital windows, Isla watches a lone swan struggling to fly. If she could just save the lost bird, would that magically make everything good again?

By the author of the Printz Honor Book Stolen, a novel School Library Journal calls "a superb celebration of life."

LUCY CHRISTOPHER's novel Stolen was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "an emotionally raw thriller . . . a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." She is also the author of F...
Title:FlyawayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.56 × 5.26 × 0.73 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545342147

ISBN - 13:9780545342148


Editorial Reviews

Praise for FlyawayIRA Children's and YA Book Award (Intermediate Fiction)*"Beautiful writing with lyrical moments and mystical descriptions of nature create a story that is rich and compelling, with plenty of action to balance out the reflective moments . . . A rewarding and superb celebration of life." -School Library Journal, starred review*"Quiet but compelling. Sensitive." -Booklist, starred review"A strong, sensitive portrait of a girl trying to make sense of difficult changes in her life, while learning to draw strength from those around her." -Publishers Weekly