The Boy Who Flew, from Fleur Hitchcock, is a gripping adventure with plenty of chilling twists and turns.
Athan Wilde spends every possible moment with Mr Chen, who lives in the shop opposite his house. This suits Athan’s family perfectly – nan has always thought him to be unlucky and very inconvenient, and his mum is preoccupied with money, or the lack of it in their house. Home is a very tense place to be. But Mr Chen opens up something inside Athan’s imagination – the possibility of flight, something as yet undiscovered in the world Athan lives in. Mr Chen thinks he is close to discovering how to fly with their very own flying machine – the first of its kind!
When Mr Chen suddenly, and mysteriously dies overnight, Athan is worried and concerned. Someone is lying. Someone is covering up what really happened. Athan knows that Mr Chen’s plans, are valuable and that he must stop them from falling into the wrong hands. Quickly.
What unravels is a truly thrilling adventure which gallops along at an energetic pace as Athan tries to do what’s right – unfortunately there are plenty around who are trying to stop him.
Highly recommended![Book supplied by the publisher for possible review on MyBookCorner, according to our policy. We review the books we love.]