March 27, 2018
Spring 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection
Grace Lafferty, an eighteen-year-old wing-walker, thrills crowds with barrel rolls and loop-the-loops in hopes of making enough money to get to the 1922 World Aviation Expo. When one of her maneuvers saves a pilot's life, a film studio offers Grace a chance at a coveted Hollywood contract. But after a stunt goes wrong, Grace must decide whether her life is worth risking for one final trick.
Amy Trueblood takes an overlooked page in history, folds it into an intense drama, and sends it soaring. Post World War I wing walker Grace Lafferty is the kind of spunky, stubborn heroine that will make readers feel like the sky's the limit.
—Stacey Lee, award winning author of OUTRUN THE MOON
In an engaging debut full of romance and high-flying adventure, Amy Trueblood evocatively captures the spirit of early 20s barnstormers, who risked life and limb to prove themselves in the air. Adventure-minded girls of all ages will be inspired by Grace Lafferty, a fearless heroine whose grit and persistence overcome every obstacle she faces.
—Gwen C. Katz, author of AMONG THE RED STARS