Synopses & Reviews
Myra is used to keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She's got four younger brothers, overworked parents, and a pregnant older sister, and if Myra wasn't there to take care of everyone, they'd probably fall apart. But when her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her, Myra feels like she's lost her footing. Suddenly she's doing things she never would've a few months earlier: quitting her job, applying for a scholarship to study birds in the Galapogos, and falling for a guy who's encouraging her to leap from her old life . . . and fly.
Set in the Salt Lake City area, Girls Don't Fly is full of intelligence, humor, and is a refreshing change of pace for teen readers.
"This book is, perhaps, one of the best this reviewer has read because it takes a classic plotline - that of metamorphosis - and makes it original, new, and refreshing. Girls Don't Fly
is a book about seeing a chance and grabbing it with both hands, about disappointment and love and new realizations." - Reviewer: Sara Guan, Teen Reviewer VOYA
"As Myra navigates from one trauma to the next, we know she is a princess in a scullery maid's disguise. Her cast of supporting characters is equally entertaining: sniveling Erik, sarcastic Melyssa, rough and tumble siblings, and, of course, Prince Charming, incognito as a graduate student. Funny, sensitive, loyal and endearing, Myra is a heroine to remember." - Reviewer: Laura Woodruff VOYA
writes with a wry sense of humor and a style that shows an understanding and love of the teenage condition." - Rosmarie Howard The Deseret News
"A smart soaring story, Myra's evolution is one that engages the mind and touches the heart." - Ally Condie, author of Matched
"'I...think perfect is something you agree to, not something that happens': Money line from @krischandlerese 's lovely, funny GIRLS DON'T FLY." Scott Renshaw of City Weekly Magazine
"... the depiction of small-town dynamics, high-school breakups, crappy after-school jobs, and Myra's growing desire to break free from limited expectations is both fresh and relatable."
"The protagonist is a delightfully spunky teen whose witticisms will keep readers laughing, and her deeply felt connection to her family ... will leave them with watery eyes. Fans of Sarah Dessen will want to grab this one."
"Mixing ecological facts and humor, Chandler does a brilliant job of creating a very real world..." IndieBound, Vivian Evans, the King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
About the Author
Kristen Chandler (www.krischandlerstories.com) lives in Orem, Utah.