Why Did I Listen To Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler?
I was looking for a new audiobook to listen to and found Girls Don’t Fly on Libby. It sounded like the perfect contemporary young adult for me to casually listen to while I was out for my walks and doing housework. Within the first few moments, I was intrigued by the main character Myra, and excited to be part of her new journey.
What’s The Story Here?
Girls Don’t Fly is about teenager Myra, a girl who is always there for everyone else and who feels like she has to have everything together all the time. She comes from a large family and has always been the glue that holds them all together. On the surface, it looks like she has everything together but, when a sudden twist of fate happens and a long time boyfriend dumps her, she is thrown into a new sense of reality. When this happens, she becomes determined to take her life back into her own hands, and opens herself to new adventures. It is time for her to spread her own wings and fly.
What Did I Think of Girls Don’t Fly?
I really liked Girls Don’t Fly. I connected with the character of Myra and the journey that she was on. She has always been so selfless and let others determine her pathway. The first selfish thing she decides to do is apply for a sponsored trip to the Galapagos to study the island birds. It was really fun to learn these random facts about birds as she’s doing her research and relating it to what is going on in her life. Myra is a bright girl, who is not without her own flaws, and through her journey she discovers more about herself and all of those around her. She is a strong teenage narrator and a good role model to show the reader that they should not give up regardless of their personal circumstances….and a few awkward moments.
How’s The Narration?
The audiobook of Girls Don’t Fly is narrated by Becca Battoe. It is really easy going and easy to understand. The flow of the book always kept me in a good mood as I was listening to it. It was the perfect narration for book filled with moments of about girl power, girl strength, and the encouragement of a girls education in science and research.
Rating: 4 Stars
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