Monday, August 2, 2010

Review: The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

You just can’t keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn’t mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she’s real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma’s at her wit’s end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents’ farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester’s debut novel is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly.

Quick Review:

The Girl Who Could Fly reminded me of the X-men movies, but for a younger audience, mixed with Pippi Longstockings. The storyline is very interesting. A girl who can fly is sent to a special "school," but there is more to it than meets the eye. The main character, Piper McCloud (such a fitting name for a girl who can fly!), quickly discovers that her new school may not have her best intentions at heart. The characters are fun and exciting to follow. Piper McCLoud is so lovable and fun that you cannot help but like her. I loved the story about being yourself no matter what everyone else thinks. The Girl Who Could Fly is a fun, light read that you cannot help but adore. Great children's book.

Rating: 3/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I keep meaning to read this. Such a cool cover.

  2. This book sounds adorable! She's like a mini superman.
    "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Piper McCloud!"