Flutter

Flutter

by Gina Linko
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Flutter by Gina Linko

All Emery Land wants is to be like any other 17-year-old—to go to school, hang out with her friends, and just be normal.  But for as long as she can remember, she's suffered from seizures. And in recent years they've consumed her life. To Emery they're much more than seizures, she calls them loops—moments when she travels through wormholes back and forth in time and to a mysterious town. The loops are taking their toll on her physically. So she practically lives in the hospital where her scientist father and an ever-growing team of doctors monitor her every move. They're extremely interested in the data they collect when Emery seizes. It appears that she's tapping into parts of the brain typically left untouched by normal human beings.

Escaping from the hospital, Emery travels to Esperanza, the town from her loops on the upper peninsula of Michigan, where she meets Asher Clarke. Ash's life is governed by his single-minded pursuit of performing good Samaritan acts to atone for the death of a loved one. His journey is very much entwined with Emery's loops.

Drawn together they must unravel their complicated connection before it's too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375986369
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

GINA LINKO has been writing for as long as she can remember. She has been a teacher for almost as long, too, and loves the time she's spent with her students from middle grade to junior college. She lives with her family in the suburbs outside Chicago. This is her first novel.

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Flutter 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were ponys scattered around the remains of Ponyville. Though the village was far beyond repair, ponys huddled in attempt to keep warm. The Windigos were as relentless as always, blowing the coldest wind. Frost clung to the surviviors pelts, sometimes there was so much frost on them their cutie marks were hardly visible. The skys were dark, but it was no suprise. Only a year had passed, and so much had changed. Those who were alive savored their memorys of when Nightmare Moon seemed long gone. Of course, all it did was make them miss those times more. The Six was the only group that fought back. Nopony else. They hadnt been seen for a while. Nothing had happened. Ponies were starting to wonder where they went...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flutter was a gift to my granddaughter (12). She loved it and suggested I would enjoy it, she was right. Gina Linko has found a way onto our list of authors with this wonderfully written story. We are looking forward to her next novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Once the book got going it was a real page turner which I could not put down. Fantastic characters, especially Emery (main character). The supernatural element is not overwhelming and the story draws you in as if it were something which could actually happen. Highly recommend picking up a copy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would read this over and over. I hope to see more of these characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I think Ms. Linko wrote a winner in Flutter. I am immediately drawn to the main character Emery. I like books with medical issues and also books with supernatural elements and this managed to take those two things and fuse them into something awesome. We get to see right away that while it looks like a seizure from the outside her "condition" goes so much further than that. She is trying to convince scientist Dad that she loops through time, knowing things she couldn't possibly from the past and seeing parallel futures. I loved getting to know Ash, the love interest. He is so mysterious and I can't help but wonder how he connects to the loops and what he is hiding. I love the moments of tenderness between the two, as well as the build up with their relationship. Ms. Linko worked all of the plot elements together wonderfully and I really enjoyed reading how everything pieced together. Things that seem totally unrelated actually are moving the plot ahead and have significance. The ending is nowhere what I expected, and at first, I was even unhappy with it. But the more I think about it, I like it more and more. It really is fitting and where the story was building up to with the small clues (and some not so small) could really be the most poetic and what the characters were meant for.
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Stephanie_Marie_McKinley More than 1 year ago
Flutter by Gina Linko pulls readers along with Emery Land as she questions what is happening in her loops and what is happening in her life. These are difficult questions to answer. I mean, if someone told you that she was time traveling, would you believe her? Most likely, each and every one of you would have a different reaction. Linko does an excellent job of depicting these different reactions with the people who make up Emery’s world. First, there is Emery’s father, a scientist who is most concerned with keeping Emery alive even if he doesn’t quite know how to show it. Second, there are Emery’s doctors, so determined to find an explanation that they treat Emery like a specimen instead of a human being. Then, there is Gia, Emery’s best friend. Gia allows Emery to think that she believes her, lets Emery down when she needs her most, and then finds Emery when no one else can. Lastly, there is Ash, who believes in Emery’s loops with all his heart, possibly because he is so close to them. Of all of these characters, Ash is easily the most likeable. Ash is the type of boy all girls fall for even though they know they shouldn’t. He is tortured and potentially dangerous, but that just means that he needs a girl to fix him. Ash’s character arc is probably one of the most touching I have ever seen. The guy who sleeps outside Emery’s cabin turns into the guy with secrets. Once his secrets are revealed, there is nothing—well, almost nothing—keeping Emery and readers from falling for him. Linko’s use of first person narration allows readers to be right there with Emery as she struggles to find answers before it is too late. I was able to feel Emery’s desperation—her desperation to understand the loops, her desperation for her father to understand her, her desperation to be with Ash. Emery acts exactly like someone who knows she doesn’t have all of the time in the world to live would act, and I appreciated the realism of that. I have seen Flutter referred to as science fiction, but to me, it’s a mystery. What are Emery’s loops? What is Ash’s secret? Will Emery’s loops kill her? Will Ash ever forgive himself? I cannot even begin to describe how amazed I was by the answers to these questions. Gina Linko has written a novel filled with questions that seem impossible to answer and then answered them in the most breathtakingly beautiful way imaginable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago