We Will Be Crashing Shortly
April Mae Manning from Unaccompanied Minor is back, and back in trouble, but this time, she's run out of chances...
April Mae was raised on airplanes by her flight-attendant parents. But since her dad's death and her mom's remarriage to the nefarious pilot Ash Manning, April's been in nothing but danger: two airplane crashes; two car crashes; and now, as a student pilot, i...more
Please note that this book is best enjoyed if you have read the first book Unaccompanied Minor which is hilarious, especially if you've ever worked for an airline.
We Will Be Crashing Shortly continues the story of April Mae "Crash" Manning, a street-smart (or shall I say airline smart?) teenager and airline heiress. The book is mostly told from April's point of view and is a madcap adventure through Atlanta and on board an L1011 on its way to the Cayman Islands. W ...more
**This is the sequel to Unaccompanied Minor, so there may be some spoilers.**
This book is even crazier than the first. It picks up shortly after April Mae Manning, the almost-sixteen-year-old, who is now the owner of WorldAir, suddenly doesn't for a while. There's a dispute about whether April's grandfather is really her grandfather after all. And then there's a few dead bodies; her friend, the Waffle House waitress, is hanging on by a thread in the hospital; her best friend, Mal ...more
Airplanes, torture, corpses, crashes, mysteries to be solved and tons of action. Again, I learned things about planes and airports I never knew. Looking forward to the next action filled story with these characters.
Planes? Crashes? Mystery? These rhetorical questions are actually describing my love for the genre that Hollis Gillespie's sequel is based on: Mystery, with some thrill. But I'm suggesting that you keep in mind all of the negatives that this book actually had, because I promise you that they aren't too thrilling and exciting. This book was rather more questionable than exciting and more unbelievable than real. Isn't t ...more
By: Hollis Gillespie
When we last caught up with April Mae Manning, she was a media darling. The fifteen-year-old had used all the skills she'd learned as an "airplane kid" shuttling cross-country between divorced parents to help land a hijacked and bombed-out airplane and save hundreds of lives. On top of that, she'd learned that she was an heiress to a transportation fortune. But wherever "Crash" Manning goes, trouble follows. She has, after all, survived fou ...more
Once again, April faces trauma after trauma, and her strength comes in the way she logically handles the chaos in her life. Though at times unbelievable, her ability to reason through a situation inspires readers to approach th ...more
'We Will Be Crashing Shortly' is a continuation/sequel of 'Unaccompanied Minor.' April Mae - who was revealed to be the heiress of WorldAir at the end of 'Unaccompanied Minor' - finds her inheritance questioned, and the baddies who were after her in 'Unaccompanied Minor' show up and make a huge mess of her life, yet again. She finds herself in several car crashes, a burning house, and ulti ...more
Realism is definitely not the goal of this series. So much crazy stuff happens that I highly double would ever happen in real life. But if you go in not expecting ...more
I'll admit I haven't read the first book (Unaccompanied Minor) in this young adult series but I read, and enjoyed, each of Hollis Gillespie's adult memoirs as they came out. The tone and humor here are much the same. A snarky teen girl named April Mae, who lives in and around airplanes, finds herself involved in conspiracy and murders and must use her know-how, know-what, know-why, and know-who to solve it all. The book is pretty good. It reads sort of lik ...more
We get an insider’s peek at the airline industry as we anticipate April’s next challenge.
Both male and female young adult readers will laugh and cheer on our protagonist.
Thank you GoodReads for the book.
I got this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.
Hollis has appeared on the cover of numerous publications including Atlanta magazine, Creative Loafing and Tampa’s Weekly Planet. She has been profiled in Marie Claire, Bust, Writer’s Digest and Entertainment Weekly.
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