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Holiday House, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 245 pages
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An affecting family story set in 1982 that deals with the surprisingly widespread problem of hidden illiteracy and its impact on both victims and their loved ones. Samantha adores her older brother, Evan; but she worries about him too. He always seems to be in trouble--breaking rules, taking dares, acting out at home and school. A gifted athlete and brilliant artist, fourteen-year-old Evan has a problem--he can't read! Samantha is shocked when he reveals his secret. How has he managed to hide it for so long? Why haven't her parents done something about it? Evan's dream of entering a local art contest is the catalyst for an explosive family confrontation, one in which a family secret is revealed (their mother can't read either!), loyalties are tested, and loving bonds are strengthened.

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Review: Flight

User Review  - Shannon Hitchcock - Goodreads

Twelve-year-old Samantha discovers that her older brother can't read. She wonders why her parents won't get help for him. Hidden illiteracy is tearing the family apart, and it's up to Samantha to take a stand. Read full review

Review: Flight

User Review  - Kirby - Goodreads

This is next on my list. I "met" Elizabeth via a video-conference with her class. Eager to read her book! Just finished "Flight." Elizabeth tackled some very tough issues with this book -- including ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Elizabeth Stow Ellison teaches junior high school English. She lives in Brea, California. This is her first novel.

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