Tuesday, September 1, 2015

{Review} Flight School by Jason McIntire

I was recently offered a chance to review the new Christian novel from homeschool graduate, Jason McIntire, entitled Flight School.  This book is the sequel to The Sparrow Found A House.

Flight School can definitely be read independently of its prequel, and that is what we did in our house. The content, topics and reading level of Flight School are considered by the author and publisher to be appropriate for ages 12 through adult, although it would make a good family read-aloud.
Flight School Cover
The publisher provided this synopsis of the book:
On the verge of adult life, Chris Rivera is eager to get started on his career as a director of Christian movies. But he'll have to do it without his best friend Ben, who has traded childhood toys for law books... and a very pretty study partner.
Meanwhile, Jessie is getting a lot of attention from conservative neighbor John and trendy friend Galen – each of whom, for drastically different reasons, seems a little too good to be true.
In the face of hard questions and big temptations, how do you know which choice is right? And where do you get the courage to make it?
Our Thoughts:
We were provided a Kindle copy of the book free for the purpose of our review. After reviewing the book personally, I allowed my 13 year old daughter the opportunity to read it as well. Amber, who is currently in eighth grade, read the book without any difficulty. While Flight School is not in her preferred fantasy genre, she said it was an interesting story. It was a pretty easy read for her and she completed it within a couple of hours.

Although we we allow our daughter to read fantasy books, we often wonder how appropriate the content truly is. With Flight School, there was no concern or issue with the content. I felt safe in letting her go off with her iPad and read this novel.

Amber describes the book as a distinctly Christian story of a farm family and their friends in daily life. How they deal with the situations that arise show that it's not always easy to be people of strong character.

**Get the Novel:
To celebrate the release of Flight School, Elisha Press is giving away signed copies to four randomly-selected winners. You can enter the giveaway here (or by using the widget below). If you just can't wait, go ahead and order the book on Amazon. It's $2.99 for the Kindle version, or $9.99 for the 256-page print edition. Either way, it's a great bargain!

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