Unaccompanied Minor

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Fourteen-year-old April May Manning spent her life on airplanes with her flight attendant parents. When her father dies in a crash, April's mom marries a pilot who turns out to be an abusive jerk, and gets Mom confined to a psychiatric hospital. So April takes off, literally, living on airplanes, using her mother's flight benefits, relying on the flight crews who know she's been shuttling between divorcing parents for a year. Then, there's a hijacking, but why is April's "dad" on board? April flees to the cargo ...

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Overview

Fourteen-year-old April May Manning spent her life on airplanes with her flight attendant parents. When her father dies in a crash, April's mom marries a pilot who turns out to be an abusive jerk, and gets Mom confined to a psychiatric hospital. So April takes off, literally, living on airplanes, using her mother's flight benefits, relying on the flight crews who know she's been shuttling between divorcing parents for a year. Then, there's a hijacking, but why is April's "dad" on board? April flees to the cargo hold with another unaccompanied minor she's met before, and they fight to thwart the hijackers, faking a fire, making weapons from things they find in luggage. At last, locked in the cockpit with a wounded police officer, the boy, and his service dog, April tries to remember everything her parents said to do in a crisis above the clouds. But she knows it won't be enough.

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"April is a fantastic narrator ... a fun read that combines believable characters and an outrageous situation." - Booklist

"A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking.... Former flight attendant Gillespie's insider knowledge infuses April's account with confident authority. Her impeccable comic timing...will leave readers...in stitches. A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast." - Kirkus Reviews

"Unaccompanied Minor manages to incorporate elements of comedy, adventure, and thriller into an action-packed story. Hollis Gillespie had a snarky, dry wit...I found myself rapt. Read this one for fun, for laughs, and for a lot of in-depth information about how airlines work that somehow comes across as fascinating rather than dull." --About.com Young Adult Books

"Meet April...one of my FAVORITE young adult main characters to date. Simply unforgettable, and the laughable-but-believable way the climax of this story takes place will keep you on the edge of your seat.... Pick this up for a great read." --YA Books Central (5 Star Review)

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2013-11-27
A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Nobody can navigate an airport like April Mae Manning. Her deceased father was a pilot, her mother is a flight attendant, and her "lying, greedy, odious sociopath" of a stepfather is a pilot. With her mother in Atlanta and her stepfather in LA, MacGyver-loving April has logged some serious miles as an unaccompanied minor. Thanks to her insider knowledge, she can read a flight manifest and negotiate TSA lines like no ordinary civilian. This savvy stands her in good stead when she finds herself with best friend and fellow unaccompanied minor Malcolm, his emotional-support dog, a kindhearted cop escorting a crook and the crustiest flight attendant in history on an L-1011 with a bomb in its hold and a crew infiltrated with hijackers on board. The narrative takes the form of April's report to the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board following the incident, and it's laced with April's trenchant commentary on the vagaries of family court and the inequities of the conditions of airline employment. Former flight attendant Gillespie's insider knowledge infuses April's account with confident authority. Her impeccable comic timing and command of April's oh-so-15-year-old voice carry the plot through several unlikely but carefully laid-out contortions that will leave readers (and some of April's friends) in stitches. A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast. (Thriller. 12-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440567735
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/18/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 482,112
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Essayist and NPR commentator Hollis Gillespie, a former flight attendant, lives with her family near Atlanta, where she is at work on the sequel to Unaccompanied Minor. This is her first novel.

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  • Posted November 16, 2014

    enjoyable

    Funny, enjoyable, twist at the end. I will watch for this author again.

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  • Posted June 23, 2014

    In the beginning of the story, it's a little confussing as to wh

    In the beginning of the story, it's a little confussing as to what is going on. Once I figured it out it was a little far fetched. 14/15 year old kid doing all this Macgyver stuff, making flashlights, blowing holes in planes, etc. Kind of crazy.

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