UP IN THE AIR
Ever since she can remember, ten-year-old Melody has always wanted to fly.
And when she leaps off a swing in the park one day and lands in the mystical land of Chimeroan, her dream finally comes true. She is given a pair of wings. She can fly! Life cannot be any better.
Yet, dreams do come with a price. Even with wings, Melody realizes she cannot outfly the memories of her past. The car accident that has left her father paralyzed, and her unscarred, still plagues her with guilt—she believes that it was entirely her fault.
In Chimeroan, Melody is forced to come to terms with her part in her father’s accident. She must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings and healing her father.
A SPECIAL REVIEW
BEACH METRO Toronto Review by Jon Muldoon
…. Ann Marie Meyers’ new novel for young adults, Up In The Air, offers a great fantasy escape to another world, while also keeping its feet on the ground with messages of facing the past, trust, guilt, forgiveness and responsibility.
The novel is Meyers’ debut, though one wouldn’t realize it to read it – Meyers writes with a refreshing confidence. Though she has a daughter, Up In The Air is not based on any real-life events, at least any that happened to her family.
Continue reading (scroll down to the fourth book in the review.)
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper – Review by Janine Mendes-Franco
“How many of you—children or adults—have ever dreamed of flying?”
Full review by Willi Chen – Author and recipient of the National Hummingbird Medal for Art and Culture – Trinidad
Let us follow Ann Marie Meyers’s open- minded fast- paced journey into the unknown, made possible by on the spot dialogues between family and friends. Here is a tale of wings and winds through wanton visions, of hope, despair and…