Myra is used to keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She’s got four younger brothers, overworked parents, and a pregnant older sister, and if Myra wasn’t there to take care of everyone, they’d probably fall apart. But when her boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her, Myra feels like she’s lost her footing. Suddenly she’s doing things she never would’ve a few months earlier: quitting her job, applying for a scholarship to study birds in the Galapogos, and falling for a guy who’s encouraging her to leap from her old life . . . and fly.
Set in the Salt Lake City area, Girls Don’t Fly is full of intelligence, humor, and is a refreshing change of pace for teen readers.
I read a lot of supernatural, paranormal and fantasy books, so I try to mix things up every once in a while with a great contemporary novel. Utah author Kristen Chandler’s are top notch choices.
This is her second contemporary young adult novel with nature themes. I loved Myra’s story and her as a character. Her touching journey of self discovery is true to life, with bright spots of humor and lots of great character interaction. The family relationships stand out. Kristen’s writing is sharp and beautiful, the dialogue expert and plot layered.
Content note: A clean read with only a few mild swear words and mild sexual references.