by Lucy Christopher


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If they saved the swan together, could she then save her friend?

In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla's father falls. They're racing across the fields, following the swans flying in to winter at the lake like they do every year, when something goes wrong. And before she can even catch her breath, they're in the back of an ambulance, she's holding his hand.

At the hospital, upset and scared, Isla meets Harry. Unlike the boys at school, he doesn't laugh when she tells him about her love of birds. He listens. But what is he doing there?

As Isla struggles with her father's frailty and the new feelings she has for Harry, she's determined to help the only way she knows how. Outside the hospital windows, Isla watches a lone whooper swan struggling to fly. If only she could save the lost bird, would that somehow heal her dad, and cure Harry, and make everything good again?

By the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, an uplifting story about "the thing with feathers" - hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545317719
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 836,537
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 5.72(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

LUCY CHRISTOPHER'S novel STOLEN was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called it *"an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships."* She is also the author of FLYAWAY, a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales, where she is currently finishing her third book, THE KILLING WOODS, a psychological thriller for teens. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.

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Flyaway 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, this is one of my favorite books now. I'm really glad that I found this book and it's author. I'm excited to see what she comes up with next. I'm hoping that it might even be a sequel to this book. Flyaway is about thirteen year old Isla ( It's told in first person but even if you don't like that I think you should give this book a try. ). Isla has a love of birds that no one else shares except her Dad. Then, her dad gets sick. Isla worries day and night about what's going to happen. Then she meets Harry. Harry becomes her new interest. She talks to him about what she likes and how she feels, and he understands. They form a bond that is unbreakable. When a injured swan needs help, that bond just might be what helps and saves that bird. This books is about heartbreak and healing, family and friends, love and birds, and about how when you bring all of these things together you get something extraordinary!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book. 74 chapters, might seem pretty long, but its not i thought i would not even go to the middle of the book and i did im on page 186 and there are 328 pages. Im almoat done my friend have the dame point books. One is a 0.5 book and the flyaway book is 10.0 points. Its a school book and public books if u r reading it right now, please comment if u can thanks or if u finished. THIS BOOK IS THEBEST BOOK EVER TO ME! Payton
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting and overall it was good, but it was slow in some parts and sometimes the author got a little too detailed (don't get me wrong, I like details and I need them to read, but there were just TOO many.) It was so heart-warming at the end though it made me cry. Recamend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it ive read all of lucy christophers bookand they were all so gorgeously written
Shreya-D More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and heart warming book! I loved the little pieces of happiness you felt and then all of a sudden, you're practically sobbing. What I mean is that Lucy Christopher did a good job of transitioning events and the main story was touching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was very heart wsrming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished heaven is for real i got a sample of fly away at chapter to now so far i would buy but theres more to read