Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: Flyaway by Lucy Christopher

Flyaway by Lucy Christopher

Pages: 260

Publisher: Chicken House
Published: January 4th, 2010
IBSN: 9781905294763

While visiting her father in hospital, thirteen-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him in the only way she knows how. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry's window. Isla believes that if she can help the damaged swan, somehow she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a breathtakingly magical journey of her own.

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

You know those books that you enjoy while you read them, but after you're finished, you put down and never think of again? Flyaway is like that to me.

It was a sweet book. The main character was likeable, the language figurative, and the plot sad.

But it didn't really touch me. I could never find myself genuinely caring about the characters or what happened to them.

But I would still recommend this book to anyone looking for heartfelt contemporaries. I couldn't feel anything much for Stolen either, and I can't name a single person who didn't adore that.

I give Flyaway a 3 out of 5.


I read this book for the Aussie YA Reading Challenge.