The Summer I Learned to Fly
Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade and Drew's days seem like business as usual,... show more
Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade and Drew's days seem like business as usual, until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy in the alley named Emmett Crane. Who he is, why he's there, where the cut on his cheek came from, and his bottomless knowledge of rats are all mysteries Drew will untangle as they are drawn closer together, and Drew enters into the first true friendship, and adventure, of her life.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I read The Summer I Learned to Fly after a lady who worked at my local bookstore suggested that I read it. I thank her for her advice, because I loved it!! Drew is such an amazing character. She's not perfect but she is so relatable and lovable. I can relate to her because I am sort of a loner mysel...
It's nice story and nice reading, but it's not 5 stars book.Story is about little girl growing up in little town. It's story about meeting and understanding people, finding friends. Descriptions in this book are really nice, and connections between characters are also very well written. But overall ...
Hmm. I think I enjoyed reading this more than I can remember, because honestly, I can't remember much about the book, even a week later. A cheese shop, an amputee surfer, a boy looking to heal and a girl looking to live. And a rat. Let's not forget the rat.
One thing that almost guarantees that I will automatically enjoy a book is a quirky but cute small town setting. I was pretty happy when I opened up The Summer I Learned To Fly and discovered that it has this small town setting that I adore. Thankfully, Reinhardt’s coming of age novel also had great...