51. The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock

This is another book I got for myself with a birthday voucher. I have been impatiently waiting to read it. This weekend I had one of the most vile migraines caused by the low air pressure and by Sunday had all but given up in terms of it going away, so I read a couple of books and tried to ignore the pain.

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows:

Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible danger.

What will Athan choose – flight or family?

Ability to read – This book had a real charm to it that gave off an effortlessness while reading. I found myself transported into the world from very early on. I had no difficulty when reading this and thought it was very imaginative.

Characterisation – Athan Wilde was a character with a lot of determination, loyalty and innocence. He was a character who stuck to his guns and took what he believed in very seriously. He was the honey that brought all the other characters together.

Visualisation – I had trouble visualising the finer details, simply because I couldn’t pinpoint the time period it was set in and wasn’t given information of where the story was set till late in the book. Otherwise, visualisation was on point.

Uniqueness – I would have said it was completely unique had I not recently read Emma Carroll’s Sky Chasers. However, I found the murders and unpleasant bad/evil characters to be a strong addition that added layers to the story.

Hannah xoxo

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