Flight #116 is Down

Flight #116 is Down

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by Caroline B. Cooney
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``Using her trademark lightning pace, Cooney depicts the drama and human interest inherent in disaster. This story will keep even the least bookish readers glued to their seats.'' Ages 12-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-- Patrick, 17, finds it ironic that he needs to request hall passes to go to the library, while as an emergency medical technician he can deliver babies and save lives without such childish restrictions. Wealthy Heidi longs to feel competent at something and close to someone. Daniel, 15, must escort his younger brother to a wedding he desperately hopes won't take place. Spoiled Darienne can only focus on the small, insignificant negatives of life. All of these disparate personalities and more are thrown together by the cataclysmic crash of a 747 on Heidi's rural estate. Don't expect the unity or finely brushed characterization of Cooney's Don't Blame the Music (Putnam, 1986). This time, her third-person narration and rapidly shifting viewpoints have awkward results, much like a shooting sequence for an action-packed TV movie. However, it is these very qualities that may engage the attention of unsophisticated or reluctant readers. The author has done her research on emergency rescue; the crash scene and its evolving confusion are vividly detailed, and a great deal of information is conveyed. Human frailty and strengths are counterpoised. For every overdone character flaw (even the dogs don't like Darienne), there are rewarding bits and the importance of being loved and contributing to the welfare of others is reaffirmed. Sure to be popular.-- Cindy Darling Codell, Clark Middle School, Winchester, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590444798
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
454,508
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


CAROLINE B. COONEY has written more than 75 novels for young adults. Her books have sold more than fifteen million copies and have been printed in many languages. She lived in Connecticut for many years, but has recently moved to South Carolina. Please visit her online at www.carolinebcooneybooks.com.

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Flight #116 Is Down (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of action and suspense throughout the whole book. The book tells how complete strangers come together as friends to help out when a tragic accident happen. In this book I like how the people come together to help the innocent people that are involved in the accident. In the beginning the book gets you hooked by going through the lives of the characters. Also, there are really intense moments such as after the crash when there are bodies laying around and the flames coming from the plane. Picturing this book in your mind is terrifying. It would be horrible to have this happen somewhere relatively close to you. The story had some suspenseful situations which made me want to read more. Many people like gory books so this would be a great book to read for people like that. This book was very interesting to me. I would recommend this to everyone to read. The book gives you situations which is great because you can compare yourself with one of the characters in the story. I think everyone who reads this book will love it because I did and I am very picky with what books I like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets out and goes to res3
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Dove in the pool.
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Add me.
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Kelly_covely More than 1 year ago
This book was greatly written. I am a fan of caroline b. cooney books. This is my all time favorite. I love the different point of views in this book it keeps you wanting to read and never putting the book down. I give this book a five star rating.
otulissa More than 1 year ago
I usually don't read these sort of books but my sister recommended it and went through the trouble to get it for me to read so I did. Well I can say it was okay the character changing is not overwelming and it done at an even pace. It is very easy to follow. Hiedi seems like a real person that you could know I have simply passed on the street and the plan crash is beleivable. The different reactions to the crash was nice to see and the book shows that some people never change while others changer for the better and become stronger.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very emotional and a real page turner! I feel that Caroline B. Cooney really knows how to attract readers with her storylines. This was very creative, and at some times- a heart stopper with the suspence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flight #116 is down had me stuck to the pages like i had never been. i went through an emotional roller coaster with this book. I got no sleep. I Love This Book. I Advice Everyone To Read It.
Guest More than 1 year ago
well while reading this book it is like you never want to put it down. It is just one of those books where you read in about a day because you just become so hooked on it! I can say for sure that this is one of my favorite books for all time. This is a book that I am actually willing to read and it is one of those kind of books that I will read over and over again!!!!!!!!! There is just something about the way that she describes everything it makes you feel as if you were actually at the scene when it hapoened!!!!!!! It is something that you would love to see turned into a movie one day! This is just absolutely brillant!!! I love It
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never read a book in 4 1/2 days. Each chance that i got i picked it up and read, a GREAT page turner. I couldn't even put down the book when i was falling half asleep, then to awake and grab the book from my night stand and continue where i left off. This book made me cry REAL TEARS, to the point of where i was sobbing uncontrollably as i read. I was so taken by the book i read it several time before passing it on to another reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book in my 8th grade english class. and boy, did i love it! it's an amazing book. it even made me wanna read it again. that's how good it was. i totally recommend this book. you guys would love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cooney did it again! It was a great book!!! Very suspenseful and a real thriller. The begining was a little slow, but once you got into it Cooney takes you away. If you like suspence and trauma, read this book!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flight #116 is Down! In a Heroic story about a plane crash, saving lives, Heidi¿s battle for courage and Patrick¿s attempt at saving survivors, Caroline B. Cooney shows us that everyone is unique. From the beginning Heidi felt ununique and unable to make friends. Patrick felt he had nothing to do. They both hated not being in control, but the crash of flight #116 is going to change everything. Patrick wants to save everyone Patrick, a junior EMT, was waiting for his chance. He was tired of every call he got being for a cat in a tree. Nothing ever happened that was exiting but the crash will change his outlook. Will this call about the flight freeze him up? Or pump him up? As he hurries to save passengers from the ¿Dove House Crash¿ Will He and Heidi gather the courage to be able to save? There are many amazing lessons in this book. When survivors need help you save them. That is one of the lessons Caroline B. Cooney is telling us in this Suspenseful edge of the seat novel. Teddie a five year old loses her quarter and breaks her leg. Daniel a fourteen year old rebel gets squashed between two pieces of metal. Will these people survive? Will Patrick and Heidi get together? I found out in this amazingly great and suspenseful novel and you can too! Just read Flight #116 is Down. Another Amazing lesson I learned was that everyone is important and has a job to do. You¿ll enjoy every moment of it just like I did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, Flight #116 is Down, is one of the best books I've read. This book has suspense, you don't know what's going to happen next. There's so many characters at the begging you don't know what's going to happen to them. There's also places in the book where you feel mad and angry about what's going on, but then there's something that makes you sad and feel like you're about to cry. There's also happiness and love in the book. Yes I said love. There's also times in the book that you want to cry because you are happy and just feel all warm inside. I encourage anyone of any reading level to read this wonderful book. If you want a good bumpy and unpaved road kind of book I recomend this book to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was cool at first I tought that I would not like it but after like the first three pages I just loved it and could not stop reading it. But not until I finished I stepped out of my seat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This anther must read from the best thriller author that i know of. This book gives you a generous dose of suspense as well as a touch of horror and humor. The book showed me that teenagers and adults are equal and should treat each other as so. The main characters are so easy to relate to because I see them as being real people, people that I would see at my school. The main characters showed a change in their personalities with more courage to help others along with the grown ups and not being afraid to show how they really feel or what they really want to say. I reccomend this book to anybody who loves athriller along with horror and humor. A must read book, plain and simple.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome story!!! It was a suspenseful book with lots of twists and turns that will shock you so much, that you won't be able to put the book down!!!!!! How could a story about a plane crash be so exciting and suspenseful?? Well let me tell you something it is!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome story!!! It was a suspenseful book with lots of twists and turns that will shock you so much, that you won't be able to putthe book down!!!!!! How could a story about a plane crash be so exciting and suspenseful?? Well let me tell you it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best I have read in a longgg time!!!!!! I loved the way she told the stories of a few of the people on the plane. After reading this book I just had to read more of Caroline B. Cooney!!!!!!!:}