“Fenn’s ambitious debut novel is part oral history, part tall tale, and part suspense story . . . .Fenn has penned an original, thrilling tale with wide appeal, including for older reluctant readers.” — Caitlin Kling, Booklist
“Fenn pulls readers in with her coverage of three decades of American political and social issues. . . . . Teens will love the documentary-style narrative and will root for underdog antihero Robert.” —Donald Peebles, School Library Journal
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.
Cool off at the Chester County Library and check out my book signing on July 26th, 2 – 4 pm!
“Flight Risk” was featured by YA Wednesday as a “First Read Friday” selection!
Thank you to Prose and Kahn for including “Flight Risk” on your list of Top 10 2017 Debuts!
Check out my turn in the hot seat on MG author Melissa Roske’s website and find out all my deepest, darkest secrets (yes, I am afraid of corn fields)!
Thank you Crushing Cinders for including “Flight Risk” on your list of 2017 Debuts to TBR!