This is How We Fly

This is How We Fly

A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who--after getting grounded for the whole summer--joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing, perfect for fans of Dumplin', Fangirl, and everyone who's read and adored Harry Potter.

17-year-old vegan feminist Ellen Lopez-Rourke has one muggy Houston summer left before college. She plans to spend every last moment with her two best friends before they go off to the opposite ends of Texas for school. But when Ellen is grounded for the entire summer by her (sometimes) evil stepmother, all her plans are thrown out the window.

Determined to do something with her time, Ellen (with the help of BFF Melissa) convinces her parents to let her join the local muggle Quidditch team. An all-gender, full-contact game, Quidditch isn't quite what Ellen expects. There's no flying, no magic, just a bunch of scrappy players holding PVC pipe between their legs and throwing dodgeballs. Suddenly Ellen is thrown into the very different world of sports: her life is all practices, training, and running with a group of Harry Potter fans.

Even as Melissa pulls away to pursue new relationships and their other BFF Xiumiao seems more interested in moving on from high school (and from Ellen), Ellen is steadily finding a place among her teammates. Maybe Quidditch is where she belongs.

But with her home life and friend troubles quickly spinning out of control--Ellen must fight for the future that she wants, now she's playing for keeps.

Filled with heart and humor, Anna Meriano's YA debut is perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Hot Dog Girl.

Title:This is How We Fly
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593116876
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  • Claude's Bookzone

    1.5 Stars rounded up to 2 because Quidditch y'all.CW: (view spoiler)[homophobia (well challenged), misogyny (hide spoiler)]Well I am sorry to say this was not an enjoyable experience for me.It was wr...

  • Isabel ?

    i added this to my to-read almost a year ago and since then my weird quippy excited review of this book became one of the top reviews on the book and of my account, so i felt an odd obligation to actu...

  • Nursebookie

    THIS IS HOW WE FLY is a fun, coming of age YA read that is focused on Ellen during the summer after graduating high school, as she finds quidditch as the lifeline she may need as she grapples through ...

  • Danika at The Lesbrary

    If you still have complicated nostalgic feelings for Harry Potter, but you also want to read a book that says "Fuck TERFs" (literally--that's a direct quote), This is How You Fly is for you.This is a...

  • Tova

    Quidditch? Hell yeah. ...

  • Sophia Dyer ? bookishly.vintage

    Thank you Booksparks for the finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I want to start out by saying that I do not support JKR or anything relating to THAT universe, but in the start...

  • ? jules ?

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss....

  • Ariel

    I wasn't impressed with this book. There were some nice moments and I could see some of the intent behind the story, but that was about it. And I could only see these things sometimes. I liked that I ...

  • Sabrina

    I played muggle Quidditch for a bit at university (Chaser) and I've never seen it feature in a book omg?!I still remember when I showed up to my first taster session and was told to run laps around th...

  • Luanne Ollivier

    My latest teen read is This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano. Young adult reads have changed a great deal over the years. While marketed as teen reads, there is much to be learned for all ages from this ...