THE FLY GUY
This is a delightful story, told almost entirely from the heroine's point of view. Her struggle to overcome her fears and
her troubled relationship with her mother are well portrayed. There are some skillfully depicted, tense and exciting moments. The flying sequences are quite detailed and may drag some for readers not interested in being a pilot.
Sarah writes outdoor equipment reviews for a hiking magazine. She also works to protect the deer of Pear Island from the expansion of Crossly Field, the small airport on the island. Sarah hates airplanes. One passing too close overhead can cause her to pass out, the result of a plane crash she was in as a teenager. One of these episodes introduces her to Logan, the new manager at Crossly Field.
This automatically places them on opposing sides, but it's a televised confrontation with Logan that gets Sarah the job offer of a lifetime. It also forces her to come to terms with her fear of flying -- and who better to help her than Logan, who happens to be an expert pilot?
(Jun., 352 pp., $3.99)