Conditional Recommendation: Spensa dreams of becoming a fighter pilot and defending the remnants of the human race from the Krell aliens, but she’ll have to face her father’s shameful legacy, flight school, and the Admiral’s attempts to deny her.
Unconditional Recommendation: 11-year-old Melody overcomes the limitations of her cerebral palsy to communicate with others and finally share the thoughts and smarts that have been locked away inside her mind.
Unconditional Recommendation: An inspiring story about healing after accidents, learning to live with a disability, and relying on the support of family, friends and teammates through the process; this tale will place you firmly in someone else’s shoes and warm your heart all the way to the finish line.
Age: Young Adult
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Alred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books (2011)