Girls Don’t Fly

Kristen Chandler has written another excellent book!

Written by Kristen Chandler

Myra, a senior at Cyprus High, is caught without wings in her crazy life, trying to please everyone but herself. Her Prince Charming turns out to be a frog. Her unwed pregnant sister moves home, just one more person Myra needs to help care for. Then an opportunity to fly is offered in Biology class and Myra decides to go for it– the chance to spend the summer studying in the Galapagos Islands. No one really takes her seriously, so Myra has trouble taking herself seriously. Yet she keeps working towards the chance to leave her little Utah town.

Kristen Chandler caught me on the first page and once I turned the page, I just couldn’t stop reading until the very end. How delightful to read the carefully crafted passages that let me fly as I read about Myra’s adventures just learning to see around her. The beautifully written prose allowed me to see the beauty of the great Salt Lake, feel the mist of the cold lake effect winds and hear Myra’s doubts about who she was and could be. Difficult topics such as teen pregnancy are handled well without inappropriate scenes or preaching. Chandler has written another excellent book!

Review by Ann Riding, Valley Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Jr. High and High School

Kristen Chandler – Website

Girls Don’t Fly
Written by Kristen Chandler
Viking
300 pages
Release Date: October 13, 2011
ISBN: 9780670013319 (hardcover)

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3 thoughts on “Girls Don’t Fly”

  1. I know that most of the secondary schools have a copy of this title already, but if you would like another copy for your school I have one to give away. The first secondary person to leave a comment on this post will get it.

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