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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  - Diane Greiner - Goodreads

This was a well-written story set around the difficulties one of the main characters had with reading. The dynamics of the family evolved around this in the fact that it was kept hidden from view ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

This book is a short, simple yet sweet story of a family who goes through hard times, yet these hard times are very different from others. "Flight" written by Elizabeth Ellison hits you right there in ... 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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