Flyaway Boy

Author: Jane De Suza


Publisher: Puffin

“Kabir doesn’t fit in. Not in the wintry hill town he lives in, and not in his school, where the lines are always straight. Backed into a corner with no way out, Kabir vanishes.
With every adult’s nightmare now coming true, finding this flyaway boy will mean understanding who he really is. Or is it too late?
Spirited and powerfully imaginative, Flyaway Boy is a story about embracing everything that makes you uniquely you”

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by Reviewed Suhani Agarwal - Gr 6, edited by Aarushi Mutrja - Gr 12 on Neev Literature Festival

Flyaway Boy by Jane De Suza is a must-read for all. It is a truly imaginative and heartwarming book about accepting your true self. After all, everyone needs someone to believe in them and make them feel special. Through this humorous yet thoughtful story, the author expresses the importance of being accepted in life, no matter how different you may be.
This book has language that is relatable and easy to understand. The author constantly helps us visualize the story through various figures of speech. Throughout the story, the author dives into the perspective of the different characters to help us understand the story better.
The story is about a boy named Kabir, who is just not able to fit in, neither at his school nor in his family. He isn't able to meet the expectations of anyone, be it his teachers, his family or his peers. To put it simply, he's different. That's where the problem lies: in our society, children who are different are constantly compared to children who aren't. Feeling small and useless, he disappears. What happens next? Does Kabir come back? That's for you to read and find out.
I would strongly recommend reading this book and sharing it with your parents and your peers. Reading this book made me realize that we need to accept children like Kabir, not reject them. I am sure anyone else who reads this book will too. This is a great book because it is exciting and interesting, and also creates an impact on the reader, making them think and reflect on their life.