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If they saved the swan together, could she then save her friend?

In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla's father falls. They're racing across the fields, following the swans flying in to winter at the lake like they do every year, when something goes wrong. And before she can even catch her breath, they're in the back of an ambulance, she's holding his hand.

At the hospital, upset and scared, Isla meets Harry. Unlike the boys at school, he doesn't laugh when she tells him about her love of birds. He listens. But what is he doing there?

As Isla struggles with her father's frailty and the new feelings she has for Harry, she's determined to help the only way she knows how. Outside the hospital windows, Isla watches a lone whooper swan struggling to fly. If only she could save the lost bird, would that somehow heal her dad, and cure Harry, and make everything good again?

By the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, an uplifting story about "the thing with feathers" - hope.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on October 1, 2011 by Chicken House
ISBN-10: 0545317711
ISBN-13: 9780545317719
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  • Cookie loverFriday, February 21, 2014 at 11:22 am
    I love Flyaway because it is adventurous. It shows you friendship and kindness. Isla is really kind and brave. She has a chance to save her father. He almost died because of an infection but he survived the infection. Isla has a friend named Harry. He has cancer and he has a 50% of surviving his operation. Isla is asd because Harry might die. If Harry goes outside he will look really pale. But her dad and Harry survive so they both do not die. This book is a great book.
    • lovemuggles
      lovemugglesTuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm55 stars
      This is by far one of the best books that I have read this winter. This is a great book and I totally recommend it.