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About the Author
Trent Reedy is the author of Divided We Fall, Burning Nation, and The Last Full Measure, a trilogy about the second American Civil War; If You're Reading This; Stealing Air; and Words in the Dust, which was the winner of the Christopher Medal and an Al Roker's Book Club pick on the Today Show. Trent and his family live near Spokane, Washington. Please visit his website at www.trentreedy.com.
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Alex tapped him on the shoulder. Brian risked a look back. Alex grinned widely as he leaned forward. “It's working! It's really working!”Brian pushed the lever the rest of the way up. “Full throttle!”The flyer rolled fast now. Brian was pushed back in his seat. He loved this part. The thrill of the aircraft's power. The mad rush just before takeoff. Speeding up to the skies. They were halfway down the runway. Brian pulled back on the yoke. Then he felt it. The nose lifted. The front wheels were off the ground! The back wheels were up next. “We're flying!” he shouted.