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The Icarus Show

By Sally Christie   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338081619 Hardcover
224 Pages | 5.83" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338095005 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A powerful story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.

Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on. Don’t React. It’s so simple, it just might work. David, a boy in his class, Does React. He’s branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is what it promises true — will a boy really fly?

Raves & reviews:

Advance Praise for The Icarus Show:

“An absolutely beautifully crafted read, with unforgettable characters who will truly get under your skin.” —The Bookseller (UK), Children’s Book of the Month pick

“It's possible for even children in loving families to find themselves alone, isolated by problems that seem insurmountable. The Icarus Show is a book that ably dramatizes this conundrum, and does so with lightness and grace.” —Marcus Sedgwick, Printz Award-winning author, writing for The Guardian (UK)