Just Fly Away

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Pub Date 28 Mar 2017 | Archive Date 28 Apr 2017

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The debut novel from Andrew McCarthyactor, director, and bestselling author of Brat: An 80s Storyis a powerful story about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding your way in the world.

When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a secret child from a brief affair, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family. How could her father have betrayed them like this? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn’t her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? Lucy can’t bring herself to tell her friends, and when she tries to confide in her boyfriend, he doesn’t understand. Fed up with everyone around her and desperate for answers, Lucy runs away to Maine—the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather—to get to the bottom of her family’s secrets and lies.
The debut novel from Andrew McCarthyactor, director, and bestselling author of Brat: An 80s Storyis a powerful story about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding your...

Advance Praise

“Andrew McCarthy swept me away from page one with his insightful, engaging writing. Teen readers will find a lot of common ground with Lucy and her dilemma.” —Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

“I loved this book so much. Andrew McCarthy's brilliant presentation, along with the nuanced cast of characters, carries you along beautifully and leaves you better for having read it.” —Laura Donohoe, Spellbound Children's Bookshop

“Maybe finding out a secret about someone you love is the worst thing that can happen—or maybe it just throws open doors too long closed. This fast-paced bildungsroman grabbed me from page one, and I found myself reading late into the night.” —Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop

“In a narrative voice that reads like a deeply revealing and personal letter, fifteen-year-old Lucy comes to terms with a family secret that makes her question everything. Andrew McCarthy has written a true coming-of-age story told with the authentic voice of precarious youth.” —Jesica DeHart, Wandering Bookseller

“Andrew McCarthy narrates Just Fly Away with the confidence of a seasoned storyteller.” —Jennifer Armstrong, Northshire Books

“A great new story from a voice that may be new to the YA world but that we have held in our hearts for years.” —Rachel Strolle, Anderson's Bookshop

“Andrew McCarthy swept me away from page one with his insightful, engaging writing. Teen readers will find a lot of common ground with Lucy and her dilemma.” —Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books
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