This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano

How I Read It: Print

Dates Read: 1/1/21

How I Found It: Instagram

Hi! Before I get into this post, I want to say that I completely support the LGBTQIA+ community. I do not stand with JFK on many of her opinions. Please be kind and respectful to all people.

First review of 2021 (at least for me, not for you guys!) and I am READY! This is the time where I expose myself for never finishing the 7th book. Maybe one day? I mean, there was a moment where I was going to read the Harry Potter books for the blog so maybe I will in the next 5 years? Anyway, I have seen all of the movies, maybe about 100 times, and I am ready to talk about quidditch!

Ellen is just trying to have the best summer before she heads off to college. However, her step-mother clearly has a vendetta against her, and she finds herself grounded for life. With the help of her friend Melissa, and the loophole of exercising, Ellen gets permission to attend Quidditch practices. Soon, this thing that was just a way to get out of the house and see her friends becomes her entire life. With the fear of losing her life as she knows it, Ellen finds what is the most important for her, and the answer may surprise you!

Firstly, yes for Quidditch. I love books that feature “nerd sports”, the ones that we made fun of kids for doing but as adults sound incredibly fun. (Also, any friends in the Maryland area, want to play Quidditch?) I absolutely loved the way that this was incorporating this sport with the storyline of the story, and I cannot begin to describe how fun this book was to read.

One of the worst things about the print version of this book is the amount of dead space. There are probably 10 extra pages in the print version with nothing on them. While I doubt this is Meriano’s fault, it is something that should be rectified, especially when the main character of this book is so incredibly environmentally conscious.

This book does talk a lot about social issues, and there are a lot of comments that can be triggering. The entire purpose of these comments is to show the disparity between generations, and these comments are used as little digs throughout the novel. But overall, I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!