Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy is sick of her uncle’s unfair rules and longs for a better life. After discovering the existence of magic, she finds out about a dark wizard hunting her down. An unforgettable storm occurs in Alyssa’s ordinary New Jersey town before the sorcerer kidnaps her to the Fiji Islands. On the enchanted island of Yanowic, Alyssa learns that she is unable to get out of the country due to a giant shield. She must defeat some dangerous creatures and the evil wizard in order to leave. But with sorcerers and magical technology getting in her way, can Alyssa succeed?
I read From Flights to Flaws with my 8 year old daughter and she really liked the book. Although the death of Alyssa’s parents saddened her she loved following along Alyssa’s journey. She was mad for her when Uncle Bruce was mean, excited for her when she went on her trip to follow the villain who set Alyssa and her friend up! It was a sweet story and I think anyone from the ages 8-12 would enjoy it.
Sunayna Prasad has been writing stories for several years, starting at the age of six. Now twenty, she is a college junior will study who studies accessory design as well write for children. Aside from that, Sunayna also likes to cook, watch movies, and draw. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her family.