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July - June 2015



Comments for Flight

Flight: 02/05/14

cover artFlight by Sherman Alexie is about Zits, a half Caucasian, half Native American teenager, trying to make his mark on the world as he's bumped from home to home in the Seattle foster care system. Feeling he has no where else to turn, he finds himself in the middle of a bank robbery where he is shot.

Flight could have been about a life wasted — a look back on what went wrong for Zits. But it isn't. Instead, Zit's in that moment where his life flashes before his eyes, is given a chance to travel through time, experiencing crucial moments of Native American history.

It's a short book part science fiction, part coming of age. Although the language and situations are for older readers, it reminded me of Holes and Small Steps by Louis Sachar (review coming).

Four stars

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