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ISBN-13: 9781771383417

Published by Kids Can Press


* A 'Must-Read' Book for Kids (CBC Books-The Next Chapter, Summer 2016) *

* ‘Best Books for Kids and Teens’ (Can. Children's Book Centre, Fall 2016) *

* A Resource Links ‘Best Book of 2016’ *

* 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Selection *

* 2017 Vine Award (Finalist) *

For eleven-year-old Finch, there couldn't be a better time to fly away from her life. But when a girl named Pinky moves in next door, Finch feels a flicker of hope that her life might just be turning around. And when something terrible happens and it seems Finch may be the only one who can help her new friend, she comes to understand that flying is not the answer. Sometimes right where you are is the best place to be.


"Set in 1980 during Terry Fox’s marathon, Finch’s story still rings true today."

-Kirkus Reviews 


"Traces of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and David Almond’s Skellig run through the delicate narrative, which stands firmly on its own."



"Excellent...more than a regular coming-of-age story."

-Resource Links Library Journal

"Powerful, compelling, raw, and you will not be able to stop reading it.  Right up there with The Thing About Jellyfish and Reign Rain."

-Reading PowerGear


"Brilliant, demonstrating  much depth of spirit and story. "

-CanLit for Little Canadians

"Engaging and moving in equal measures..."

-Canadian Children's Book News

"Discussions that are sure to follow sharing this story in a middle years classroom will run deep, and are much needed. "

-Sal's Fiction Addiction

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