Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly
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and i am very excited that czp has created the chiteen imprint and are branching out into the YA-verse, bringing their trademark dark fantasy and incredible covers to a younger audience. this is the premier title in that endeavor (although they seem to have retroactively added three of their older titles to the chiteen impr ...more
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Release date: November 11 th
DNF at 11 or 12 % .....
Instead of saying something along the line of this being a mess, and how much I didn't enjoy it (something that you can probably see by my rating), I am just going to share with you guys, what I felt while reading a few pages of the story.
Oh, for Heaven's sake, could you stop with the religious references already?
Yes, I get it, you're different!
And...extremely judgemen ...more
This book is so.. strange and not in a good way.
The truth is, this book has a lot of potential! I mean look at that cover! Look at that title! And that blurb! Everything looks exciting so it's not really the readers fault to have a high expectation!
Everything just fell flat. From the characters to the story pacing to the way the author ended the story. First of all, it's too short. So yeah, the explanation about the Floating Boy is unbelievable and so head scratching. Second, the ch ...more
Mary doesn’t know what to think when she’s at a lame birthday party with her lame overly religious family when a boy floats up a tree and into the sky. She doesn’t know what to do when her brother starts to float to and other kids. The prospect of this novel is different and cute. I thought I would enjoy it. Sadly I didn’t. I DNFed 91 pages in. I have enough back story on this novel to say that this novel isn’t for me. The writin...more
This was a quick read. Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly is a simplistic contemporary fantasy. It opens on Mary (our narrator, and I just had to look up her name because it's used so rarely in the book) who is at a family reunion when she spots someone she's never seen before. A boy, w ...more
So our story begins with Mary, who is like most A-typical YA main characters - she's odd, goes against the grain and has some underlying issue that prevents her from becoming a stable, functioning member of the local society. Now, throw in an extremely religious family, a small town and a little b ...more
This is an odd review to write. Then again, this is an odd book to begin with.
I did love the concept of the book. The idea of a boy who can float and fly and can do cool things is pretty intriguing.
But there was just something that was missing.
A lot of the time I felt like there were these HUGE chunks of the book missing. Like the parts where an explanation was given, or a conversation had, or a conclusion reached, or a description of something other than cows. There was a lot of skipp ...more
Mary is a normal teenager, but her life gets flip turned upside down when, at her young cousin’s birthday party, a teenage boy climbs up into a tree and takes off – floating away in the wind. When most of the other kids in town start to float as well, including her little brother, things start to get weird. Her brother Terry gets kidnapped and the government puts a quarantine on her town. How is Mary supposed to ...more
Mary is at her cousin's birthday party when she thinks she sees a boy fly from a tree. Now, everyone covers it up, including some wacky "balloon guy" and no one believes her. She has, after all, had some personal troubles. Nothing she states explicitly but maybe it was depression, maybe it was something else, something that made doctors want to give her meds.
Then she sees her brother float on the ceiling ...more
Floating boy and the Girl who Couldn’t Fly is told in first person point of view. From the very beginning this novel engages you through humor as the main character Mary describes how there are worse ways to spend her summer afternoon than at her little cousins birthday party. Things begin to get interesting when an uninvited guest shows up to the party and takes flight after stuffing his face with party snacks. Suddenly, the mysterious floati ...more
As a teacher, this book is a great class read--certainly giv ...more
I absolutely adored this book! Great for young teens, especially those who are into weird adventures with a little tiny bit of young romance.
The story centres around Mary or Mare as her friends call her, who accidentally meets a boy that floats - literally - at her young cousin's birthday party. That's where the adventure begins, when she tries to find out more about floating boy.
At first I thought maybe it's her imagination, or mayb ...more
The introduction was promising when it comes to the "feels" of the characters. Unfortunately, the authors focused on the plot that the emotional connection between Mary and Floating Boy to me as a reader was trampled. I love the emotional factor, it was what has driven me to read the book halfway.
And then the story took a turn and just focused on what's going on in Ipswich.
Ipswich by the way is a very curious place. The authors had chosen a perfect spot for shady ex ...more
When her younger brother begins floating around the house, Mary is really shaken and becomes even more determined to find answers. The second time she crosses paths with the floating boy, a bond begins between them. Together, they try ...more
The book starts with Mary at a family party, where she and everyone else witness a boy float away. Soon other kids in town start floating too, including her brother. From there the story takes off and there were quite a few twists and turns I didn’t see coming.
It’s been a while since I read this, and I can’t remember much about the characters, and that should proba ...more
I'm not saying it was all bad, I'm just saying it's not for me.
The book, sadly, didn’t take such a turn. It had so much potential but fell flat with probably t ...more