Freefall Summer

Freefall Summer

by Tracy Barrett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580898010
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,320,349
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Tracy Barrett is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, as well as being a scholar and professor. Her fiction titles include Anna of Byzantium (Penguin Random House), The Stepsister's Tale (Harlequin Teen), and the middle-grade series The Sherlock Files (Henry Holt). She knows more about ancient Greece and Rome and the European Middle Ages than anyone really needs to know, can reads lots of dead languages, and used to jump out of airplanes. She lives in Tennessee with her husband (also a former skydiver) and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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Whuffo: Someone who hasn’t made a skydive (yet), especially a spectator. Supposedly derives from “What for do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” —The Whuffo’s Guide to Skydiving

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Freefall Summer 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RgBooktrovert More than 1 year ago
This was a nice summer read about standing up for yourself and taking risks. While some of the Protagonist's choices were definitely bad it seemed like she learned her lesson at the end, I feel like the romance and cheating wasn't necessary and detracted some enjoyment from the book but the overall plot and setting saved it for me. The Author seemed really knowledgeable about skydiving and I've never read about skydiving in YA before so that a nice bonus. My Rating is: 3.5 Stars FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
ahyperboliclife More than 1 year ago
I think I can best sum up my thoughts as: eh. This was mostly a forgettable book for me, with underwhelming characters and poor relationships on all levels. The only character I really liked was Denny, and I thought he was underdeveloped. But I actively disliked Carys, the main characters, and ALL the relationships in the story - familial, friendship, romantic - none of them were anything to aspire too. Plus I hate cheating plotlines, so that was a two-fold disappointment. I thought the story had potential - I loved the skydiving elements, and the Guide definitions at the beginning of the chapters, but the characters let me down. I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.