Book Club Questions for Fly

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Will your book club be reading Fly this year? Would you like a list of good questions?

  1. Does Amelia view her constant flying as a curse or a gift? How does her view change over time? And would you like to be able to fly?
  2. Before Amelia met Hank she was happy and carefree, but he explained to her about the water shortage, put her in dangerous situations, and caused her to feel sadness. Do you believe her life was better having met Hank? Was being brought down to earth a happy ending for Amelia?
  3. Amelia’s flight gave her independence and carelessness, and when she felt connected to others, she regained her gravity. Which state, independence or connectedness, do you prefer? What are the downsides and benefits of both?
  4. Though Hank was a lowly guitar-strumming, surfer-boy, he had enough confidence to try and change the Princess’s views about the drought. Once Amelia believed she mattered, she changed the course of her Kingdom’s history. If you believed you could fix a big problem, which would you choose, and what would you do to solve it?
  5. Read Fly by H.D. Knightley along with The Light Princess by George MacDonald. One of The Light Princess’s themes is that gravity, weight, and sorrow are necessary for love. Compare this to the themes of Fly—what are the similarities and differences?

Learn more about the water issues in Fly:

Water Privatization:

Patagonia’s Dam Removal documentary

Local Water:

A list of International Water Organizations:

 Buy your copy here: (Want to order a stack? Drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do to help!)

Here’s a print-out:

book club questions fly– Fly by H.D. Knightley


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Fly is for ages 8 and up.

I realized the other day that Gail Carson Levine’s books Ella Enchanted and Ever are listed as for ages 8-12.

I have changed Fly’s listing to the same. It’s perfect for ages 8-12. It’s romantic. It’s a love story. It’s also a punk rock fairytale. My teens loved it, my 10 year old loved it, my friends loved it.

Also, it’s about a Kingdom and a drought, sound familiar? A looming dam?


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