Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Girl Who Could Fly

'The Girl Who Could Fly' sounds like a story packed with action, but it's a basically a feel-good story. The book is centered around a girl named Piper McCloud who believes that if you truly believe with your heat, you can do anything. In this book, 10-year old Piper McCloud lives with her old parents on a farm in Lowland County. Piper has never been given much freedom, and while the other folks think it's because she isn't right in the head, it's actually because Piper can fly. one day, after a series of unfortunate and disappointing events, Piper accidentally reveals her ability and instantly become world-wide news. Shortly afterwards, she gets a visit from a very caring, nice, and beautiful government agent. The agent, Dr. Letitia Hellion, comes with an exclusive invitation to join her school for kids with special abilities just like hers. Piper is then happily whisked away to I.N.S.A.N.E., where she meets 11 kids who have awesome super powers. She find her 11 year old enemy, Conrad, a mad genius, She also finds great friends like Violet, who has the power to shrink at will, and Bella Lovely, who can color anything at a touch. Through a series of fortunate (even though it didn't seem like it then) events, Piper realise that the facility isn't as perfect as she thought it was. She quickly learns that not everything is as it seems, and that anything worth having doesn't come without a fight. I would give this book a 8 out of 10. There were parts in this book where the author, Victoria Forester, couldn't added details. There were also parts where she couldn't expanded on what she was saying. There were also a part in this book where I was seriously confusee on whether the book took place in the past, present, or future. There was one really cheesy, but touching, part of the book, but it was bearable. I think Victoria Forest did a pretty good job portraying the characters of these kids. She was perfect as making the character's personality match their ability. For example, Bella, who had the power to spread color, was joyful, optimistic, kind, caring, and always smiling. Piper McCloud was portrayed as bubbly, optimistic and determined girl. She cared for others and wouldn't give up. This book didn't have much action, but it definitely had a lot of adventure. This book is long, but it's an easy read. Even though I think Victoria Forester could've done better on some parts, I still liked "The Girl Who Could Fly" and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun book.


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