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Sunday 20 March 2011

Review: If I Could Fly

Calypso is running, terrified of both what's behind her and what could be ahead.

But she doesn't know what lies in either place.

Her past is as much of a mystery as her future. She has blocked it all out and has only fleeting glimpses into what might be back there. She needs to remember soon, if she's to make it any further.

But for the moment, Calypso must concentrate on just surviving.

This character-driven novel is thoroughly original, right down to the stream of consciousness writing style that readers may take a little persistence in getting used to. It's worth the effort, though, to find a story about relationships, friendship, culture and difference.

This is a novel with twists and turns right to the very last page.

Title: If I Could Fly
Author: Jill Hucklesby
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $16.99
Publication Date: February 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781405252263
For ages: 15+
Type: Young Adult