Mixed Media

Flyaway by by Lucy Christopher

Thirteen-year-old Isla and her father share a passion for swans that winter on a lake nearby. When her father becomes ill, Isla’s world is turned upside down. While visiting him in the hospital, Isla meets a softhearted, gravely ill boy named Harry. He shares her excitement about a young swan that lives, separate from the flock, on the lake behind the hospital. This juvenile novel celebrates both a family that struggles to survive calamity and to heal relationships, and the awkward, tender, and unlikely love between two teenagers. Ages 10 and up. (Scholastic)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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