Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Book Spotlight: Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn
Teenage trailer trash. Airplane thief. Outlaw. Folk-hero. 18-year-old Robert Jackson Kelley is on the run after fleeing a juvenile home and stealing not one, but three airplanes. Inspired by a true story, FLIGHT RISK is a briskly paced, sophisticated YA novel reminiscent of the film "Catch Me If You Can."
Robert’s exploits make him both a fugitive and a national celebrity. Son of a single mother and jailed father, Robert struggles with severe ADHD, but discovers he can focus in one place: the pilot’s seat. Soon simulated flights don’t offer enough of an escape from his small island community, and Robert finds himself piloting his first stolen aircraft. Told in a collage style using multiple points of view, the myth and the reality of Robert’s flight from the law unfold simultaneously.
Hi! I'm young adult author Jennifer Fenn. I've been filling notebooks since I was in elementary school, and I'm never NOT reading a book!
I'm a graduate of Lycoming College and Rosemont College's MFA program. I am represented by Amy Tipton of Signature Literary, and live with my husband, daughter and Scottish terrier in Downingtown, PA.