Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

16 Feb

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Plot: Matt Chase, cabin boy of the airship “Aurora,” was born to fly. He feels more at home in the air than on the ground. But when an old balloonist is taken on board, raving of fantastic creatures in the sky, Matt finds he may not be the only creature born to stay aloft forever.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. Half steampunk romance, half nostalgic adventure, I knew this would be a personal favorite halfway through. The plot is solid, the dialogue witty, and the touches of fantastic realism make for quite an interesting read. What I enjoyed most, however, was the subtle symbolism and continuous themes throughout.

5 stars

–Sarah

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