When Zoe's airplane nearly crashes, she thinks back 15 years when she and her best friends played in an all-girl garage band. In high school, the Flip-Flops were determined to take over the world with their Go-Gos- and Bangles-inspired group. However, they part ways after graduation and never get to see their dream fulfilled.
In the process of reuniting the band, Zoe must also deal with her fear of love, inability to commit and healing old wounds from her past.
Atwell's story is funny. I fittingly read the book on my flights from Omaha to Denver to Los Angeles, and I probably drove my fellow passengers crazy with my laughter. (And if you think reading a book about an almost plane crash while on board one is a little nuts, you're probably right.)
The characters were also great. Zoe made an exceptional narrator, who I liked from page one. The others — from her band members to her kinda boyfriend — filled out the cast well, making it a great read. (By the way, I'm going to go ahead and add Silas to my list of crushable men.)
I'll admit I had high expectations going into this story. It's about a woman who wants to reunite her 80s band — of course I wanted to read and love it. The fast-paced story did not disappoint. I was gripped from beginning to end, and would gladly read future offerings from Atwell.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to read my interview with the author.
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Link to paperback on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Thank-
You-Flying-Air-Zoe/dp/ 1935961179/ref=tmm_pap_title_ 0?ie=UTF8&qid=1327212145&sr=1- 1
Link to Kindle on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Thank-
You-Flying-Air-ebook/dp/ B0058UNN8I/ref=tmm_kin_title_ 0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid= 1327212145&sr=1-1
Link to paperback and Nook on Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
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