How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn HolmesHow It Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes

How It Feels to Fly

byKathryn Holmes

Hardcover | June 14, 2016

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A struggle with body dysmorphia forces one girl to decide if letting go of her insecurity also means turning her back on her dreams.

Sam has always known she’d be a professional dancer—but that was before her body betrayed her, developing unmanageable curves in all the wrong places. Lately, the girl staring back at Sam in the mirror is unrecognizable. Dieting doesn’t work, ignoring the whispers is pointless, and her overbearing mother just makes it worse.

Following a series of crippling anxiety attacks, Sam is sent to a treatment camp for teens struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. Forced to open up to complete strangers, Sam must get through the program if she wants to attend a crucial ballet intensive later in the summer. It seems hopeless until she starts confiding in a camp counselor who sparks a confidence she was sure she’d never feel again. But when she’s faced with disappointing setbacks, will Sam succumb to the insecurity that imprisons her?

This compelling story from Kathryn Holmes examines one girl’s efforts to overcome her worst enemy: herself.

Title:How It Feels to FlyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:June 14, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062387340

ISBN - 13:9780062387349


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I really liked this book. It was written very well.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good it gave a really realistic view of anxiety that appears in characters of different ages, backgrounds, and personalities. So far it's been really good, and though I am not a fan of the romance story line, it does take a backseat to the rest of the story. I have the same relationship with my mom as Sam does so it's an emotional, but revealing read.
Date published: 2016-11-24

Editorial Reviews

“Very well written. A realistic and interesting read that teenagers can relate to and enjoy.”