I Fly
Late one night, when thirteen year-old Jimmy Cardinal finds that, in the filthy kitchen of his drunken mother's council flat , he can float a few inches off the ground, he thinks his hopeless life will finally change for the better. It certainly WILL change, in some ways for the better, and in some ways quite the opposite. For in these hysterical, media-dominated times, a boy who can actually fly will trigger many different reactions in modern society....

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Jimmy Cardinal is a 13 year old boy who lives with his mother. Jimmy's mother however, is a mean, abusive drunk who could care less if Jimmy starved or was shot. Jimmy finds out throughout his life that he can fly, just by imagining himself flying with freedom. Kept as a secret, he needs to overcome many obstacles and threats in his way. When Jimmy is forced to reveal his secret to the public in attempt to save his mother from her demise how will everyone react?

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Jimmy Cardinal isn't anyone special. He scarcely has any friends, keeps his grades neutral, and is despised by his abusive mother. Oh, how hateful his mother is. But Jimmy deals with her. He doesn't try to make her mad, complain about their Lo-Pryce dinners, or ask for anything for his birthday. So why, on the late evening of his thirteenth birthday, does Jimmy find he can float three inches off his kitchen floor? Three inches is only the beginning. With a little exercise, he realizes he can ascend 100 feet and beyond.

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