Just Fly Away

When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, a eight-year-old boy named Thomas who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family and her life. Lucy can’t believe her father betrayed the whole family, or that her mother forgave him, or that her sister isn’t rocked by the news the way Lucy is. Worse, Lucy’s father’s secret is now her own, one that isolates her from her friends, family, and even her boyfriend, Simon, the one person she expected would truly understand. When Lucy escapes to Maine, the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather, she finally begins to get to the bottom of her family’s secrets and lies.  

My Review

Just Fly Away is a charming read. I just wanted to fly away and get lost in this book and that is exactly what I did. Long after you put this book down, it will stay with you. The main focus of this story is surrounding Lucy. Every step of the way, I was with her. From the shock, anger, sadness, love, forgiveness, and family.

Lucy is a strong, prominent voice. While, everyone else may have tried to tell Lucy how to act and to grow up; it was Lucy that taught them all a lesson. While I enjoyed every moment of this book, my favorite parts were involving Lucy and her grandfather. Sharing a bowl of ice cream with a loved one is more than just ice cream. Lucy's relationship with Simon was great. They had a mature relationship. I hope to see more of Mr. McCarthy in the literary world.


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