Friday, April 07, 2017

Flight Path

Flight Path
David Hill

A gripping novel for young adults that captures both the daring and the everyday realities of serving in the Air Force during the Second World War, from the author of the bestselling, award-winning My Brother’s War.
Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?
Along with telling an exciting story, Flight Path highlights New Zealand’s involvement in significant world events, conveys a vivid idea of what it was like to be in the Air Force and bombing raids, as well as providing an important history lesson.
There are many positive messages subtly woven into the novel – the difference between dreams and reality, the importance of teamwork, the damage of war, learning to appreciate different opinions and different nationalities, testing yourself and the importance of following protocol.

With dogfights in the skies, bombing missions, explosions, a touch of romance and capture, it’s a pacey, lively read for young adults.

More about David Hill
David Hill is a prolific and highly regarded New Zealand writer, playwright, poet, columnist and critic. Best known for his very popular and award-winning body of work for young people, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction, his novels have been published all around the world and translated into several languages, and his short stories and plays for young people have been broadcast here and overseas.

David has won a number of national and international awards for his writing and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004. Most recently, Enemy Camp (2016) won the 2016 HELL Children’s Choice Award for Junior Fiction. Brave Company (2014) was also a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction book. My Brother’s War (2012), won the Junior Fiction and the Children’s Choice Junior Fiction awards in the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, as well as a 2014 IBBY Honour Award.

Published 31 March 2017
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