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Everton Miles Is Stranger Than Me: The Night Flyer's Handbook

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The sequel to The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, shortlisted for the OLA Red Maple Award.

I wander around like any normal, paranoid, self-absorbed teenager. Do we all think we’re being chased by deadly entities, I wonder? Probably, but how many of us actually are?

Gwendolyn Golden, Night Flyer, floats over the cornfields all summer. What draws her to the same spot, night
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ebook, 232 pages
Published October 15th 2016 by Dundurn
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Sandra
Gwendolyn is a fourteen years old girl who also happens to be a Night Flyer, which means she has the ability to fly without mechanical assistance. As every Night Flyer she has a Mentor and a Watcher, and she also has all the problems a "normal" teenager has. Everything gets even more complicated when Everton Miles, another Night Flyer, moves to town. Everton is strange, it's true, but not as strange as the black feathered creature who follows Gwendolyn calling her when she flies at night. What ...more
Jody McGrath
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Everton Miles is Stranger Than Me is the sequel to The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden.

Gwendolyn Golden is a Night Flyer. Night Flyer a certain people who during puberty suddenly learn how to fly. The can also fly during the day, it is just so risky, therefore, they usually only fly at night. In this installment, Gwen begins high school, and her mentor introduces her to the ne Night Flyer in town, Everton Miles. Everton is
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Karen Upper
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(ARC: Dundurn Press)

Wow!!!
I loved this sequel to Philippa Dowding's 'The strange gift of Gwendolyn Golden"!
In "Everton Miles is stranger than me", cryptic instructions such as 'Do NOT lose it! This will be your only copy' and 'What is happening to me?' gives the reader a unique glimpse into the 10 most critical questions asked by a budding 'night flyer'!

From that point onwards the fantastical adventures for Gwendolyn begin with the chance discovery of a tiny cornstalk doll and a eerie whispering
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Betsy
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this ebook from the author. All opinions are my own.

I will start by saying, this is the second book in the series but that didn't change the story at all! I love that I could just pick up and read book two without being lost completely.

Overall, I thought this book was wonderful. Such fun to follow Gwendolyn around in this story. Hear her thoughts about the mysterious Everton Miles. The adventure she ends up having and the other friends that come in to play made this just a
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Robin
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recently, Gwendolyn Golden found out she is a Night Flyer - which is to say, a person who can fly unaided. The "night" part is just a strong suggestion, since people are bound to notice you flying around in broad daylight. Gwendolyn also knows her late father was a Night Flyer, but only now does she learn how he died and what it had to do with his talent for flying. Meantime, she has been assigned a Mentor and a Watcher, and she learns the handsome new boy in town is a Night Flyer too, and she ...more
Daniel
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.5 of 5

If you don't already know Philippa Dowding, you must correct that immediately. Rush out and grab everything she's written and give it a read, and then come back to this book.

Everton Miles is Stranger Than Me picks up on the story of Gwendolyn Golden from the book The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden. If you follow my blog at all you already know that The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden was my selection for Best of the
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Jill
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am pleased to say that the second book was just about as good as the first book. It's hard to do that. I really liked the characters and how they develop. Gwendolyn is lucky to have such wonderful friends and they all come through for her.

I can see that this could be the last book in this series, but I would love to read more about Gwendolyn and her friends and the twins. They are going to be a handful. Especially if one becomes a night flyer and the other doesn't.
Allison Coolidge
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first time that the main character meet Everton Miles I thought that he is a character that gets in trouble. He flew up to the window and did a roster call. The main character told him not to but he did anyway. I thought that the main character was pretty close with her dad and really loved him. Her dad was night flying and saved someone but died in the process. Whenever she talks about him she always seems to cry.
Paul Franco
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this story, which is a sequel—I have not read the first—a young teen spends her evenings flying around town with Everton, who can also fly. They have protectors, both human and mythological, but there’s also a bad guy who wants to kidnap her for some reason that ties in with the disappearance of her dad.
Strange when the person in the title is not the main character, although you can argue “Me” is in there. There’s an interesting twist near the end that delves into pure fantasy; most of this
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Michelle (FabBookReviews)
For readers unfamiliar with the Night Flyers middle grade titles, the series begins with The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, where we first get an introduction to Gwen, her family and circle of friends, her background and how she discovers that she is Night Flyer. I won't get into all the details of the first title here (no spoilers!), but I will say that while not compulsory, I would recommend reading Gwendolyn Golden prior to Everton Miles- not only will you get a chance to read something ...more
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Award-winning children's author, poet, musician, copywriter. Philippa's books have been nominated and commended for literary awards across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including the Diamond Willow, Hackmatack, Silver Birch and Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar and Red Maple awards. Her third book, The Gargoyle at the Gates, was named a White Raven Book, by the International Youth Library in Munich. ...more
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