By Victoria Forester
Piper McCloud lives with her normal ma and pa on a normal farm in normal Lowland County. But Piper isn’t your normal girl. Ever since Piper was a baby, she’s been able to hover a few feet off the ground, and if the people of Lowland County knew she could fly, they would have something to say about it. So, it only seems best that Piper be sent away to I.N.S.A.N.E, the top secret school for children with extraordinary abilities like hers. Her new friends have powers like telekinesis, x-ray vision, and the ability to create their own weather. Piper likes her new life at school, but soon, she realizes things aren’t as they seem. Now, the school she was sent to for her own protection might be the most dangerous place she’s ever been.
I’ve been wanting to read this book for months now, and when I glanced it at the local elementary school’s bookfair, I couldn’t resist buying the little paperback. I fell in love with this book. It’s the book for everyone who has ever felt like they were different and had to fight to just be themselves. It’s a sweet story of a farm girl with extraordinary abilities and a fire-cracker personality. There are so many quotable passages in this book; you wouldn’t really expect it, but his story is more than it seems. Piper’s loyal and naïve voice is beautiful and poignant. I think everyone should read this book just for it’s simplicity and message underneath. All around, I just can’t say enough how much I loved this story and hope for more from Ms. Forester.