Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh

Flying Lessons and Other Stories  by Ellen Oh

When I started reading this book, my intention was to just read the stories one at a time, so that they did not get all blended together. Well, once I actually started reading that was not an issue, as each story sucked me in completely and created a whole new world, every twenty pages. As soon as I finished one story, I looked up for a breathe of air and then went back down for more as each story was so original and simple and most of all relatable to everyone. These stories are beautiful and leave the reader feeling like they have learned some really important lesson. They might be short, but my mind keeps coming back to the stories. I have to say my favorite might be “How to Transform an Everyday, Ordinary Hoop Court into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium” by Matt de la Peña. There is something about it that really sticks with me and I think it will be awhile before I can move on from it. While each story is very different from the one before, they all tie together by teaching the reader either a moral (like a folk tale) or teaching the reader something simple about themselves. It seems so simple after having read it but it is only clear after having read it. This is a book that I will recommend to everyone and is going on my favorites list. It would also be a good read aloud book or a good book club book.

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