Fourteen-year-old April May Manning spent her life on airplanes with her flight attendant parents.
When her father dies in a crash, April's mom marries a pilot who turns out to be an abusive jerk, and gets Mom confined to a psychiatric hospital.
So April takes off, literally, living on airplanes, using her mother's flight benefits, relying on the flight crews who know she's been shuttling between divorcing parents for a year.
Then, there's a hijacking, but why is April's "dad" on board?
April flees to the cargo hold with another unaccompanied minor she's met before, and they fight to thwart the hijackers, faking a fire, making weapons from things they find in luggage.
At last, locked in the cockpit with a wounded police officer, the boy, and his service dog, April tries to remember everything her parents said to do in a crisis above the clouds.
But she knows it won't be enough.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
- Publication Date: 01/01/2014
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781440567735
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