Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly
The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly | Sybil Lamb
3 posts | 1 read | 1 to read
In a rusted unnamed city full of five-dollar hotels and flea markets, a young homeless girl named Eggs is trying to make her way in the world. Shes shy and bold at the same time, and wary of strangers, but she is convinced beyond all reason that she can fly. And fly she does, from rooftop to rooftop, from chimneys to phone wires; she scurries up the sides of buildings, and sneaks into secret lairs. Eggs is a loner but she makes two friends: Grack, who sells 100 different kinds of hot dogs from his bicycle cart, and Splendid Wren, a punk rocker whose open window Eggs came crashing through one night. Both Grack and Splendid Wren try their best to protect her, but Eggs meets her match when on a cold night she swoops onto a rooftop and steals a warm jacket belonging to Robin, a neighbourhood baddie with anger management issues. Can Eggs elude his wrathful revenge? Beguiling and otherworldly, The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly is a fevered dream about a young girls flights of fancy in order to survive, and to thrive. Ages 14 and up.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Lindy
post image
Pickpick

Whimsical and sweet, in a punk underground comix sort of way, this illustrated story is about a homeless flying girl and her friends. There‘s an understated queer vibe, plus a tension between gritty reality and fable fantasy that reminds me of Francesca Lia Block‘s work. The font is large and the spacing between lines is wide, making this appealing to reluctant preteen and teen readers. #LGBTQ #CanadianAuthor #YA

32 likes1 stack add
blurb
Lindy
post image

Text sometimes flows around the illustrations in this quirky novel.

quote
Lindy
post image

Eggs wound up hanging out at Spendid Wren‘s all night. They replanted the cactus, and Wren excitedly told Eggs the names of all her plants and which ones she thought were dating and which ones she thought didn‘t like each other.

32 likes1 stack add