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Flight

A Novel
Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences.
Authors: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Title: Flight
a novel
Publisher: New York : Black Cat : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: "Reading group guide inside"--P. [4] of cover.
Summary: On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 16 53 60 69 70 97 102 118 129 149 152 167 172 203 211 216 222 231 258 264
ISBN: 9780802170378
Statement of Responsibility: Sherman Alexie
Subject Headings: Native American fiction 21st century. Science fiction Juvenile literature. Orphans Juvenile fiction. Teenage boys Juvenile fiction. Foster children Fiction. Indians of North America Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2007.
Topical Term: Native American fiction
Science fiction
Orphans
Teenage boys
Foster children
Indians of North America
LCCN: 2006052656
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Sep 13, 2013
  • mondaysomeday rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm very impressed by the way this book takes the reader through many perspectives on violence, revenge, and repeating cycles of self-destructive behavior. It's not as funny as Alexie's other books (which are often equally macabre) which is totally fine.

Dec 12, 2012
  • BTVS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is indeed an excellent coming of age story of a mixed aboriginal/Irish youth raised in foster care. He is very angry and is on the cusp of either punishing society and himself for this anger or coming to terms with the faults of his social and personal history.The author uses an interesting literary tool of 'time travel' to draw the charachter towards his own redemption. An heart felt story, well balanced with humour and sad reality of a neglected child. I would like to see this on high school cirriculum.

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Mar 08, 2011
  • bingo1912 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

From beginning to end a very fast read. I'm not sure about all the hype, but there were some good images here as well as a learning experience. I always like a good ending. but I'm not sure why this book deserves "questions for discussion" at the end. perhaps meant for high school class discussion, if that is the case it should be noted that there is a fair amount of foul language in this book. I suppose it could be included for authenticity but as I have always taught my kids. Anyone can use language like that. It takes a better mind to use more descriptive language.

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