Spring 2019

Flight of a Starling

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but those bonds are threatened as secrets and lies surface and Lo finds forbidden love with a boy from outside the circus. The two sisters find themselves at odds with each other for the first time as they both search for love and test the limits of family loyalty. Lo must face up to a family member’s deception and navigate her newfound love. Will she manage to land on her feet?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54152-611-2
$18.99 $14.24
978-1-54154-183-2
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 264
Publication Date 2019-02-05
BISACS YAF018070, YAF052000, YAF047000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[For] fans of Jennifer Niven and Stephanie Garber.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“A lingering piece on family, sisterhood, and the cost of secrets.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gem of a novel, one that is sure to be savored.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Lisa Heathfield

Lisa Heathfield is an award-winning author and a former high school English teacher. She lives with her family in Brighton, England.

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Flight of a Starling

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but those bonds are threatened as secrets and lies surface and Lo finds forbidden love with a boy from… View available downloads →