Synopses & Reviews
You just cant keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasnt mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but shes real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her mas at her wits 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 Foresters debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie
...Prepare to have your heart warmed.” The Girl Who Could Fly
is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly
: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie
. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and Im reading it to my kids—its absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed.” Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga
"In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the books strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review “Foresters disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction… any child who has felt different will take strength from Pipers fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society.”--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Piper McCloud lives with her normal ma and pa on a normal farm in normal Lowland County. But Piper isnt your normal girl. Ever since Piper was a baby shes been able to hover a few feet off the ground, and if the people of Lowland County knew she could fly, they would have something to say about it. So it only seems best that Piper be sent away to I.N.S.A.N.E., the top secret school for children with extraordinary abilities like hers. Her new friends have powers like telekinesis, X-ray vision, and the ability to create their own weather. Piper likes her new life at school, but soon, she realizes things arent as they seem. Now, the school she was sent to for her own protection might be the most dangerous place shes ever been.
A humorous, thrilling novel about a girl who can fly and the institute for normalcy that wants to bring her down.
About the Author
Victoria Forester is a successful screenwriter, and originally wrote The Girl Who Could Fly for film. She liked the story so much that she decided to expand it into her first book. Victoria grew up on a remote farm in Ontario, Canada, and graduated from the University of Toronto. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and cat.