“Nice easy going read. Recommended year level 10 and over.”Lynda Pryor wrote this review Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlie and her mom Kathy are moving out to Flightsend. Flightsend is a small and a quit village in England. Flightsend is a REAL village, pub, post shop, church. Charlie's mom sees this as a fresh start for Charlie. But Charlie hates the idea and doesn't get why do they have to move.When they got to Flightsend and walked out of their car Charlie saw their new home. The house was very old, it stood alone sheltered by the churchyard yew trees. Also there was a front gate, that hang lopsidedly from one side. They got inside the house , they looked everything around them, and Charlie picked out her room. Charlie hadn't seen her mother so positive and excited in a month, no even a year.
2 moths later: Charlie came back from school went in the kitchen and saw a skinny dog starring at Kathy while she was chopping the vegetables. They took him around the village to see has anyone lost him, but nobody recognized him. He had a collar but there was nothing on it.The story continued and different things happened and Kathy decided to keep him and name him Caspar. Charlie got offered a job as a waitress, and helping around in the kitchen, even though she had exams she took the offer. I loved this book, it was really easy to read.”
“It was OK
A coming of age type of story where a girl and her mother leave the father and move to the country. They both adjust to their new lives and Charlie, the girl, is able to move on.
Being just OK, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
I think I decided to read it based on the author's name.”
“A nice story of coming of age & acceptance of change. The third person sometimes bothered me though. Too many things were explained in text, not in dialogue. So much tell, less show. I did like the wonderful descriptions of Flightsend and Nightingale's. I could vividly imagine it all. All in all, a bit of a disappointment after reading the strong and evocative 'Set in Stone' and other novels by Newbery.”Eva wrote this review Monday, June 6, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Flightsend is a very well written, coming of age story. Charlie and her mum have moved to a country town after mum’s miscarriage and depression, leaving her live in boyfriend of five years. There is much description of the countryside and the little village, and the characters are very well developed.
However, towards the end of the book things start happening out of nowhere, such as the sexual harassment of Charlie by an art teacher, and her attraction to her mother’s ex-boyfriend. The book does have a good ending, but these little incidents leave the reader wondering. Overall a good book that girls will enjoy. It does have a very positive message.