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Lifter

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Rick Stevenson Is No Ordinary Young Man

It's true he looks ordinary enough, going through the motions day by day. But at night, something happens. Rick Stevenson has learned to harness the powers of his mind in a way men have longed to since they first began to dream.

He has learned to fly.

For now, it's a secret. But there are those who suspect the truth - and while most of
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Paperback, 201 pages
Published July 1st 1986 by Ace
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Leelan
Aug 27, 2008 Leelan rated it it was amazing
Another old favorite! Think of "Lifter" as a flying dream come true.

"Rick Stevenson is no ordinary young man. It's true he looks ordinary enough. But ... He has learned to fly. For now, it's a secret. But there are those who suspect the truth ... Whether he likes it or not, Rick Stevenson's life is about to take off . . . "

"Lifter" is very much the story of a gifted nerd in high school. He lives the life that we wished we had while remaining very much the nerd.

Funny. This would almost be classi
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Conan Tigard
Nov 14, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
Crawford Lilian has brought to life something most of us dream about...to be able to fly like Superman. Oh, to be able to soar among the clouds just by using my mind. This is something I have wished to do ever since I was a young boy.

The main character is quite smart because he only flies at night when he cannot be seen. I though that Rick did a lot of things that I would have done if I had suddenly gained this wonderful ability.

The story is well-told and quite entertaining. Lilian does a very
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KJ
Oct 09, 2011 KJ rated it it was amazing
I first read this when I was in 7th grade, not long after it came out. I just re-read it, needing a light read after some heavier drama. When I first read it, I was so upset at the ending, feeling let down. Now, having 25+ years life experience behind me, it's just fun.

This was well done. It sparks the imagination, feels real and leaves you hopeful. These days leaving someone feeling hopeful may not seem real, but one can dream.
John
Dec 02, 2014 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
1988 grade A-
2012 grade A-

Teen.
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Jun 20, 2012 Johnnm rated it it was amazing


A sentimental favorite. I loved it when it was published, and I enjoyed it on a recent re-read.
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