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It’s not easy being a teenage boy growing up in the tough neighbourhood of Glebe in the 1930s. It’s even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend’s father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t ...more
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Published April 2nd 2017 by Michelle Morgan
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I think I deserve a pat on the back or some reward for ploughing through and finishing this book. Firstly, I should express my gratitude to Michelle Morgan for graciously sending me a copy of 'Flying Through Clouds' for review. I was initially drawn in by the cover, historical aspects, male POV and the fact that it is Aussie YA. Sadly, however, it never fully clicked with me and it was only my sense of obligation that had me see this through to the end. Despite my saying that, I do think that
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Annie
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I would like to sincerely thank the author, Michelle Morgan, for posting me a copy of her book in exchange for my review. This book really touched my heart as I have a personal connection to a lot of the references made in the story. This story was set in Sydney during the 1930’s and it follows the story of Joe who is a 14 year old Catholic boy living in Glebe who idolises Kingsford Smith and wants to be an aviator when he grows up. Not only was this story set in the same era as my ...more
Ashleigh
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this and the historical elements. A few points I noted:
-There was one spelling mistake p61
-It seems to accurately protray a 13 year old boy and it was interesting to see him develop.
-some of the secondary characters seemed like they were missing a little bit of backstory, however nothing major.
I did gasp out loud and hold onto to the book at one point.
I wasn't particularly sure what was going on in the last quarter of the book, so many decisions and things going on im
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Tracy Mackay
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Goodreads and the author Michelle Morgan for the copy of this book.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit, it's very easy to read and a lot happens so it's interesting enough to want to finish . Things were very different back in the 1930's and it was interesting to learn a few things that I haven't heard because it's before my parent's time.
I think the book would be suited for about 10 - 14 year olds. I actually found it quite relaxing to read because it wasn't a complex adult book.
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This was a refreshingly light read, that covered a part of Australia's history that I was not really aware of. I would say this book is more appropriate for preteen readers however don't let that put you off picking it up and giving it a read.
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In 2018, I won the SCBWI Spark Award in the Older Readers category for FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS. The Spark Award recognizes excellence in independently published children's books. FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS, published in 2017, is my latest novel for teens. My first novel, RACING THE MOON, was published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2014, and released in the UK and US in 2015.

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