Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Summary : Bizarre. Incomplete. Disappointing.
Muddling. The book description and cover are intriguing, the main character is witty, almost endearing, yet somewhere along the way excitement was replaced with dread.
Mary is a troubled high school teen that is trying to convince herself, friends, and family of her mental stability. While attending a children’s party, she observes something unexplainable, a boy floating boy. Taken as a hoax, Mary’s credibly continues to falter until she runs into the floating boy again. Mary is flung into a complicated venture where she must uncover Floating Boy’s story, recover her kidnapped brother, and save the town from militant interference.
Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly starts strong. Likable and funny characters emerge, an odd occurrence surfaces, trouble brews, then out of nowhere everything becomes convoluted. Character development and is interrupted with choppy and incoherent story lines. Mary starts out funny and amusing, albeit full of anxiety only to become love struck and irrational. Secondary characters, Floating Boy included, do fair any better and fail to become memorable beings. Overall this was a rough read where curiosity was met with a disconcerting end.
** This book was received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. **