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The Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly
by P. T. Jones


Overview - This is the story of a girl who sees a boy float away one fine day. This is the story of the girl who reaches up for that boy with her hand and with her heart. This is the story of a girl who takes on the army to save a town, who goes toe-to-toe with a mad scientist.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the story of a girl who sees a boy float away one fine day. This is the story of the girl who reaches up for that boy with her hand and with her heart. This is the story of a girl who takes on the army to save a town, who goes toe-to-toe with a mad scientist.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781771481731
  • ISBN-10: 1771481730
  • Publisher: Chiteen
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 280
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 7.03 x 5.98 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Writing as P.T. Jones, authors Stephen Graham Jones (Flushboy) and Paul Tremblay (Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye) deliver an unusual tale that straddles the border between magic realism and weird science. Fourteen-year-old Mary’s quiet life is disrupted one summer day when a strange teenage boy invades a family birthday party before climbing a tree and simply floating off into the sky. Soon, floating becomes contagious: children and teenagers are suddenly able to fly, while adults come down with an odd variant of the flu. All Mary wants to do is cure her three-year-old brother and return things to normal, but as she spends time with the mysterious Floating Boy, they develop an unexpected relationship. Mary and her friends must face the scientist responsible for the floating epidemic, even as the army closes in to restore order. While the premise is intriguing and the execution solid, pacing lags somewhat, and the mad science angle doesn’t gel especially well with the dreamlike quality of the writing and the sheer weirdness of flying children. Nevertheless, this is an entertaining, thoughtful piece. Ages 12–up. (Oct.)

 
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