Girls Don't Fly (Lib)(CD)

Girls Don't Fly (Lib)(CD)

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by Kristen Chandler

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School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 7 Up—Seventeen-year-old Myra Morgan's home life is chaotic with her needy, working parents, college dropout pregnant sister, and four active younger brothers. But her personal life is as solid as an oak tree—until her spoiled boyfriend breaks up with her so he can date "Tight Shirt." During a guest speaker's presentation in her AP Biology class regarding an eight-week scholarship opportunity to study abroad in the Galapagos Islands, Myra, a confirmed "doormat" and "compulsive pleaser," begins to contemplate spreading her wings. With the help and encouragement of her sister and Pete, a grad student and future boyfriend, Myra sees a future filled with change and growth. In the process of winning the scholarship, she ruffles some feathers in her own family's nest, but she learns to fly. Each chapter in Kristen Chandler's heart-warming novel (Viking, 2011) begins with a bird-related term that parallels Myra's experiences. Narrator Becca Battoe shifts subtly between supporting characters, but is a dead ringer for Myra. This tender and sometimes humorous birds-eye view into the complicated and often confusing teenage years is a must-have.—Cheryl Preisendorfer, Twinsburg City Schools, OH

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Listening Library, Inc.
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12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kristen Chandler has spent summers in Yellowstone at her family's cabin since she was a young girl. She is a fisherwoman, a marathoner, a writing instructor, and the mother of four children. She and her family live outside Salt Lake City, Utah. This is her first novel.

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Girls Don't Fly 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
bookittyblog More than 1 year ago
Girls don't fly is a realistic book where you can easily identify yourself with the main character (Myra). It's a charming story and easy to read. In many parts I found myself laughing out loud thanks to the characters way of dealing with situations. I couldn't help but want the best for Myra. She went from a shy, dependent and selfless girl to a strong and independent woman. Review by Bookittyblog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good but got boring fast
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having the wonderful opportunity to hear the author, Kristen Chandler, read part of her book “Girls Don’t Fly”, I enthusiastically bought the book, and began to read it.  This story caught my attention for its simple, yet delightful writing.  This novel is charming, the main character is relatable, and overall, easy to read. I think this novel is a good read for adolescents. The main character Myra is 16, with four younger brothers who she usually takes care of.  She is always trying to take of other people.  Her world seems to collapse after her boyfriend breaks up with her.  Typical teen novel.  Finally Myra decided that it’s time to do something for herself.   After a guest speaker comes into her biology class and is shown a presentation about the Galapagos Islands, she cannot stop thinking about it.  She becomes entranced with the birds and other island creatures.  Myra is devastated to find out that the trip to go there would cost too much money than what she could afford.  But she doesn’t let this stop her.   Myra suddenly finds herself competing to be able to make this dream possible.  She does things she would never have imagined doing.  Throughout this story, the characters make the reader laugh and wonder and experience the adventure with them, while they learn to change and grow.  This story, by Kristen Chandler, is a refreshing teen novel that shows what they are capable of.  Changing, evolving, and maybe even flying.  I would recommend it! 
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. I was intrigued enough to read the entire book and I guess the main character grew by the end of the book, but it seemed like she was still defining herself by her relationships with others instead of what was inside of her. Her parents need to have a stern talking to as does her sister. I'm not sure I would recommend this book, but it wasn't terrible.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
Myra is a very likable character that you can really relate to. Its a fast read, but once you get into it, you really don't want to put it down. I love how Myra goes from being very shy and in her words "a doormat" to being a confident and strong young woman. I saw so much in her and I really liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good when i started reading i couldnt put it down. This book was funny but i also learned a little about birds. It was an easy quick read. At some parts i laughed, i worried and i almosr cried. Overall this was a great really well written book.
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