The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

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Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade and Drew's days seem like business as usual, until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy in the alley named Emmett Crane. Who he is, why he's there, where the cut on his cheek came from, and his bottomless knowledge of rats are all mysteries Drew will untangle as they are drawn closer together, and Drew enters into the first true friendship, and adventure, of her life.


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About Dana Reinhardt

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DANA REINHARDT is the author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Harmless, How to Build a House, The Things a Brother Knows, and The Summer I Learned to Fly. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters. SUSAN REAGAN has ilustrated many children's books. Her work has appeared on greeting cards and in other media.













Author Residence: San Francisco, CA













Author Hometown: Los Angeles, CA SUSAN REAGAN has illustrated many children's books. Her work has appeared on greeting cards and in other media.Illustrator Residence: Cleveland, OHIllustrator Hometown: Cleveland, OH
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Wendy Lamb Books. 226 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the lazy days of summer in a California coastal town, Drew works at her mom’s struggling cheese shop and indulges her crush on an older co-worker, until she discovers Emmett and becomes involved in his very different world.

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Betraying her mother's trust by running away from home, Drew accompanies Emmett on an eye-opening journey to find the magic waters, during which she learns some bittersweet lessons about love and sacrifice.

May 23 2011 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Learned to Fly

Teen Reads

Drew discovers Emmett when she realizes that he's been taking leftover cheese she leaves in the alley behind the shop each night.

Jul 12 2011 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Learned to Fly

Common Sense Media

Drew is learning to be a friend, and along the way learning to make her own choices -- and to believe that miracles do happen, even if they happen slowly.

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Portland Book Review

When Drew discovers that Emmet is a runaway, on a mission to heal his family and heal his little brother, she joins him on an adventure that leads them both to a major grounding – and the first true friendship of their lives.

Apr 04 2012 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Learned to Fly

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