The Icarus Show by Sally Christie

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The Icarus Show manages this balance well. Not only are we convincingly presented with Alex’s story in his own words, Christie also achieves something else that is a challenge to any writer: she gets us to like an unlikable character.
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Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on. Don't React. It's so simple, it just might work.

David, a boy in his class, does react. He's branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate.

But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world.

Who sent the note? And is what it promises true--will a boy really fly?

The Icarus Show is an unforgettable story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.

 

About Sally Christie

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Sally Christie received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from the Wharton School in Philadelphia. She was born in England of British parents and grew up around the world in England, Canada, Argentina, and Lesotho, attending eight schools in three languages. She spent most of her career working in international development and currently lives in Toronto. The life-long history buff who wishes time travel were a real possibility—she’d be off to the eighteenth century in a flash!—is the author of The Sisters of Versailles, the first novel in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy.
 
Published January 3, 2017 by David Fickling Books.
Genres: Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Marcus Sedgwick on Jan 02 2016

The Icarus Show manages this balance well. Not only are we convincingly presented with Alex’s story in his own words, Christie also achieves something else that is a challenge to any writer: she gets us to like an unlikable character.

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