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Flying, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cheerleader battles aliens in breezy action comedy.

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Author Carrie Jones finds an accessibly breezy tone for her narration and concocts a sci-fi adventure that offers plenty of fun, even if its plot is not particularly groundbreaking. Mixing comedy and action is a delicate balance, and this combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Men in Black expertly straddles genres. Main character Mana develops her sense of self-reliance as she searches for her kidnapped mother, and her transition from coddled cheerleader to tough alien-hunter is fun to witness.

The romantic subplot is handled with aplomb, even if the clever banter seems a little forced at times. All in all, the series is off to a flying start.

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