Exciting, funny, original and admirable are just a few things that could be said about this middle grade fantasy novel Definitely one worth reading. The Girl Who Could Fly has been a favorite book of mine for a long time and I was so happy that the stories and characters would be able to continue on in this next installment It did not disappoint, it did a really good job of continuing the storyline forward, while following up with old characters In this book we follow Conrad and Piper as they continue life on the farm Even though things seem perfect, when Conrad has to face his past things start to come apart Although it was really good, the same parts that were lacking in The Girl Who Could Fly were also lacking here, the description I would definitely recommend this book, because it has a great message about being true to yourself, what family is and standing up for what you think is right The ending was really good, there was a point where it was really intense and in my head I was chanting don t end, don t end, luckily it did not and it ended up being very conclusive, satisfying and touching It was also left open for a next one, which I am looking forward too There were a couple of parts that I felt did not fit in to the style of the previous book, but I feel that this comes from, in the first book, not knowing that there would be a second one, so things where not set up to be continued I give this book four stars because it is really good, but it is lacking in a few parts, such as descriptions. Here Is The Long Awaited Companion To The Girl Who Could FlyThere Is A ProphecyIt Speaks Of A Girl Who Can Fly And A Boy Who Knows Everything The Prophecy Says That They Have The Power To Bring About Great ChangeThe Boy Is Conrad Harrington III The Girl Is Piper McCloud They Need Their Talents Now, Than Ever, If They Are To Save The World And Themselves I want to just say that I loved The Girl Who Could Fly It is the only book on my bookshelf that has a completely broken spine from the numerous times that I read it over and over and over I would read this middle school level book in public without shame because of how mind blowing it was So, when I heard about this book I was ecstatic to have a sequel to one of my all time favorite books.Sadly this book did not live up to the legacy of the first one The first book had a nice blend of realism and fantasy and sweet country charm While with this one Conrad is the lead instead of Piper he does a good job at holding up the story I love his technical babble even if I can t understand it like Piper I think the main thing that hurt the overall story for me compared to The Girl Who Could Fly is that the first story was self contained and had a clear beginning, middle, and end While this one tries to go down the crazy path that other book steers clear of In this one there s prophecies, magical lands, Dark Ones, spy action, sci fi, fantasy Ultimately, this story is doing waaaaaaayyyy to much at the cost of characters personalities and development view spoiler I mean Conrad put Jasper in charge of the group Don t get me wrong I love Jasper with all my heart hide spoiler WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT It s finally coming I loved Conrad this is so exciting. painfully disappointing The writing has a completely different feel to it and my attachment to Conrad and Piper s friendship was my only incentive to finish the book The tone is completely different than that of the first book, the pacing is all over the place, and the plot was just plain stupid It read like bad fanfiction most of the time Don t bother. YAY IM SO EXCITED I read the first book about two or three years ago, so I ll be sure to reread it, but YAY This book is amazing When I got to the part where Conrad invented the Direct Brain Interface, I was like, I d much rather we not talk about how long this has been on my shelf I pre ordered this when I knew it existed and it was a Christmas present to myself I could have sworn it s been under a year but apparently it s been 2 so now I m just embarrassed In my defence, I wanted to reread the Girl Who Could Fly and there were so many other things I had to attend to that I was just happy owning the second book Well, at long last I finally had enough time to read all of the first book and finally a quiet weekend to read the second And it was worth it This book is broader in it s being, and is busier for it Piper is being true to herself, Conrad is discovering about who he is and we ve got anxiety inducing moments galore I feel we had gaps in certain spots, like the editors got a bit too heavy in their work and parts of the story needed to be scaled down or it could be that I m a fool and there is so much that is going to be happening in the final book.I m anxiously awaiting The Boy Who Lived Forever Which, I should not hold myself on because as per the norm with these glorious tales, we ve got to sweat it out for another year at least before we can see this book appear Still, it will invariably be worth the wait Latest update is above LOOK It has to be Piper and Conrad I know of so few flying girls This is grand October seems like years away at the moment Latest update is above If this is the potential sequel to the The Girl Who Could Fly then I am so thrilled If it is a stand alone and not connected, I honestly don t care because I loved her first book and I have been waiting and searching the internet for any hint that she was going to do writing DThis has totally made staying until 3am looking for books worth it D This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.I really, really, really loved The Boy Who Knew Everything s prequel, The Girl Who Could Fly my review here I spent years desperately waiting for a sequel, and when I discovered a few months ago that it was finally happening, I literally started jumping around squealing I was so excited.Coming out of The Boy Who Knew Everything, I m a lot less elated.I mean, what I loved so much about The Girl Who Could Fly was that it had so many amazing messages mixed in with the really cool sci fi scenario and the touching inter personal interactions It was a story about friendship and bravery and loyalty and staying true to yourself, and it was amazing The Boy Who Knew Everything, on the other hand, is trying so hard to be some sort of breathtaking, mind bending story that it forgets its own roots It s sci fi storylines stray almost into fantasy, and there s this weird prophecy thing that really doesn t mesh well with the tone of the first book And then there s the whole plot with Conrad s father, which some will probably like but which I thought was a weird and b a dreadful reopening of a wound that I thought beautifully closed at the end of the first book Piper also didn t seem to have as much spirit in her as she did in the first book I mean, there was definitely a semblance of trying to represent her as having that spirit, sure, but she just felt pretty forced And I m forced to admit that The Girl Who Could Fly should probably have remained a standalone forever, despite how desperate I was all those years for it to have a sequel.Actually, I think The Boy Who Knew Everything would have done better as a standalone almost as much as its prequel would Placed next to The Girl Who Could Fly, it simply has lost too much for me to consider it any good all of my favorite storylines seem to have been polluted and twisted, and new ones introduced that throw off the entire balance of the stories I can t say that I know for sure that I would adore The Boy Who Knew Everything if it were a standalone I m too prejudiced by its prequel to be able to judge but I do know that a lot of the things I hated about it the storyline with Conrad s father, for example I would have actually enjoyed in other circumstances, with different characters It s just when they are changing the tone and ending of one of my all time favorite books that I get mad.Let s be honest, I m pretty much going to pretend that The Boy Who Knew Everything didn t happen I mean, I might think of it from time to time as a book completely on its own, but when I think about The Girl Who Could Fly I will not draw any connection between the two books My Piper and Conrad and Violet and Kimberly and Jasper and all the rest did not travel down the path laid out in The Boy Who Knew Everything they are still safely where my nine year old self left them, their futures completely disconnected to anything that happened to the kids in Forester s second book.
Victoria grew up on a remote farm in Ontario, Canada After graduating from the University of Toronto, her passion for storytelling led her to write and direct a short film for the CBC When her next film was completed The Pony s Tale which aired on Global Television she eagerly, and perhaps rashly, set off to Los Angeles.The famous independent film producer, Roger Corman, mentored Victoria and
- 416 pages
- The Boy Who Knew Everything
- Victoria Forester
- 05 February 2019 Victoria Forester