Almost Flying

by Jake Maia Arlow | Teens |
ISBN: 9780593112939 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/19/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 19, 2022
I got this hardcover from an online seller. It's about a teenager coping with the fallout of her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage, complete with efforts to make her bond with her new step-sister (hint: she really does not want to do this). But a road-trip that includes visits to several different amusement parks may lead to said bonding - if it doesn't cause more than one relationship to implode first...

This was aimed a bit younger than I'd expected, but was still a lot of fun, with Dalia gradually acquiring a solid group of friends - including, eventually, that same step-sister-to-be that she was so worried about - as well as more self-confidence. And there are some lovely scenes in which parents get told off for not handling the whole "dating again" and "major changes to the households" situations nearly as well as they should have.

The running subplot about Dalia and the roller coasters makes for some fun scenes, and overall it's a good read.

[There's a short TV Tropes page on the book with some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 1 mo ago (6/25/2022 UTC) at Court Street (see notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book on or near one of the sculptures between the library and the theater on Court Street, where today's Pride festival will be held; hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2022 June Pride LGBTQ+ challenge. **

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