Jill Hucklesby If I Could Fly

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If I Could Fly

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If I Could Fly is an unputdownable novel with real heart for fans of Cathy Cassidy. Calypso Summer. Yeah, that really is my name. 'A girl with such a name is on a journey. She will have adventures,' my mother used to murmur in my ear. And I now I am on a journey. I'm running from something terrible - but I don't know what. It's like my brain has blocked it out. For now, I'm learning to survive: to break the System and not get caught. I've found a friend I can trust. Next stop, freedom. Somehow, somewhere ...If I Could Fly is a story you'll never forget. Tender, deeply moving and accessible, Jill Hucklesby's breakthrough book for teens is reminiscent of Eva Ibbotson and Meg Rosoff's finest work.

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Jill Hucklesby was born in Brighton, and started her writing career at the tender age of five. She later gained an honours degree in English and Drama and went on to work in theatre, journalism and PR for arts and medical organisations and UK charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has written for stage and children's television and was nominated for the Television Arts Performance Showcase comedy writing award at BAFTA. She has written two previous novels for young people, including Deeper than Blue which won the 1066 Schools' Book Award, was shortlisted for the Bolton Children's Book Award and the Spellbinding Award, and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. This is her first novel for Egmont.

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'A satisfying blend of action and reflection for young teens.' (Daily Mail, January 2011). 'A beautifully written coming-of-age story ...' (The Bookseller, July 2011) '... haunting and magical ... a cleverly unravelled story that keeps readers guessing for a long time.' (reviewed by Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids, January 2011) 'This futuristic and unusual novel is infused with mystery from the very first page ... lyrically written, surprising and original.' (Chicklish, January 2011). 'An elegant, slightly dystopian, kaleidoscopically surreal coming-of-age story ...' (The Bookette, January 2011) '... a striking novel that shocked me with a mind-blowing twist at the end that will be loved and remembered by everyone who reads it.' (So Many Books, So Little Time January 2011) 'Young people will enjoy the fast-paced action, sense of menace and twist that leads to the denouement. Hucklesby has written a satisfying story with a difference for this age group.' (Write Away, January 2011) '... a powerful story, featuring a puzzle, set in unknown surroundings, which means you can't know what is OK and what isn't. Very thought-provoking. And I didn't see the end coming.' (The Bookwitch, January 2011). 'A really original novel. 'If I Could Fly' tackles issues that ordinary teenagers face in an extraordinary setting.' (Robert Napier School with Medway Libraries Headspace Reading Group, January 2011) 'I really liked that the mysteries unfolded for the reader at the same time as they did for Caly. It made me feel closer to her.' (Robert Napier School with Medway Libraries Headspace Reading Group, January 2011)

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