Thursday, December 15, 2011

Flyaway by Helen Landalf

Title: Flyaway
Author: Helen Landalf
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Received: For Review

Summary: Stevie Calhoun knows how to take care of herself. It’s not like her mom hasn’t disappeared before. So why is Aunt Mindy making such a big deal of it now? It’s not like Mom’s really doing meth. Stevie makes sure of that. Whatever. She’ll go home with Aunt Mindy if it will keep her from calling Child Protective Services—but it doesn’t mean she’ll stay. Mom will come back. Mom always comes back. And Stevie will be there when she does.
But when Stevie meets Alan—frustrating and fascinating and so-different-from-everyone-she-knows Alan—and she starts helping out at the bird rehab center, things begin to look different. Even the tutoring and the ridiculous outfits Aunt Mindy’s forcing her into might not be so bad. Not that Stevie would say it out loud. She can’t. Because how can anything be good if it doesn't include Mom?

Review: Flyaway is absolutely beautiful. I immediatly was drawn to Stivie. The book was crafted amazingly. It kept me drawn in. I loved it beginning to end. Stevie really grows as a person in this book. 

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