Flight Risk

by Fenn, Jennifer (Author)

ISBN: 9781626727601

A debut novel inspired by true events, about a teenage boy who has stolen―and crashed―not one, but three airplanes. And each time he’s walked away unscathed. Who is Robert Jackson Kelly? Is he a juvenile delinquent? A criminal mastermind? A folk hero? One thing is clear: Robert always defies what people think of him. And now, the kid who failed at school, relationships, and almost everything in life, is determined to successfully steal and land a plane. Told as an investigation into Robert’s psyche, the narrative includes multiple points of view as well as documentary elements like emails, official records, and interviews with people who knew Robert. Ultimately, Flight Risk is a thrilling story about one teenager who is determined to find a moment of transcendence after everyone else has written him off as lost. "Teens will love the documentary-style narrative and will root for underdog antihero Robert." --Donald Peebles, School Library Journal "Fenn's ambitious debut novel is part oral history, part tall tale, and part suspense story . . . Inspired by real events (the life of Colton Harris-Moore, aka the Barefoot Bandit), Fenn has penned an original, thrilling tale with wide appeal, including for older reluctant readers." ​ -- Caitlin Kling, Booklist

Age Range: From 12 to 18

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, July 2017

Product Dimensions: 8.6 L × 5.8 W × 1.3 H

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