Crow Flight
The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance. Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. And the wrong decision could equal disaster squared . . .

Crow Flight Details

TitleCrow Flight
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 11th, 2018
PublisherAmberjack Publishing
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary

Crow Flight Review

  • Rae
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I requested this book, I thought it sounded cute and the idea of a book about studying the flight patterns of crows intrigued me for some reason. I ended up liking this book so much more than I expected and what a pleasant surprise! This book was exciting, romantic, clever and so much more! It is told from the point of view of an extremely intelligent girl named Gin who loves to create computer programs for her every day life from ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I requested this book, I thought it sounded cute and the idea of a book about studying the flight patterns of crows intrigued me for some reason. I ended up liking this book so much more than I expected and what a pleasant surprise! This book was exciting, romantic, clever and so much more! It is told from the point of view of an extremely intelligent girl named Gin who loves to create computer programs for her every day life from what to wear, to how to spend her time, everything is meticulously planned from the programs she has created to eliminate the normal stress of decision making. Without the little problems, Gin is able to focus all her efforts on school and getting into Harvard where she can become the computer programmer she has always dreamed of becoming. So with her senior year planned out perfectly to get her into her dream college and with everything going as planned, leave it to her best friend and a class that should have been her easiest yet to throw her a curve ball that could change all her plans and programs. Life has a funny way of giving us all the unpredictable, and poor Gin wasn't ready for what life had in store for her. Be it good or bad, she has to choose whether to throw her programs aside and go with her heart. Or forever wonder what could have been if she had only taken that chance.The most important part of this book are its fantastic characters. I loved Gin and her brainy outlook on life. I also really appreciated the fact that even though Gin was constantly focused on school and work and her computer programs, she still had a beautiful best friend who kept Gin active in school and getting a social life even against all computer program odds. And my gosh did I love Felix. These characters were all so well fleshed out. I felt like I was a student in school watching the drama unfold before my very eyes they were so real to me. The technical terms that usually tend to bog down stories with so much computer science in them such as this book weren't as overwhelming as I thought they would be. I am by no means a computer genius, hell I feel accomplished when I can figure out how to get HTML formatting to work, much less creating entire computer programs to run my life. So when things start to get too technical I can usually feel my eyes beginning to glaze over and my mind starts to wander to different realms and I find myself rehashing what I had for lunch and wondering whats for dinner... its a long and constant struggle this love for food that I have... I digress. I'm happy to say that there were no wandering food thoughts in this book though because there was a happy balance of technical talk with a lot of simple explanations that helped the reader know without having to be in the know. I felt like at the end of this book I could jump right into computer hacking 101 and do pretty good! Just kidding.. I'm still struggling with the italics in the first part of this review. But we'll just pretend like I learned something because I sure felt like I did!I couldn't put this book down from the sweet love story, the ever interesting crows, the family drama and so much more there was never a slow or dull moment. I was so wrapped up in the characters and all that was going on it was easy to find that I'd read most of the book in one sitting. I definitely think that this will be a book that can be enjoyed by all types of readers in all types of genres. It was different from everything I've been reading lately but it was still such a fun and refreshing read.
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  • Manon
    January 1, 1970
    *2.75 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Gin is starting her senior year in high school and the only class she's excited for is computer modelling. She is already very good in it, since her father has been making models since forever and so has she. Her models tell her how to dress and what to do, they dictate every part of her life. Everything changes when she runs into Felix. She is immediately attracted to this strange popular boy, who seems to hang out *2.75 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Gin is starting her senior year in high school and the only class she's excited for is computer modelling. She is already very good in it, since her father has been making models since forever and so has she. Her models tell her how to dress and what to do, they dictate every part of her life. Everything changes when she runs into Felix. She is immediately attracted to this strange popular boy, who seems to hang out with crows. When her modelling teacher partner them up, Gin can't believe it, she's so sure she'll never be able to focus with him around.This was a hit and miss for me. I didn't really like Gin, nor did I relate with her. The only characters I somehow empathized with was her friends, Lucas and Hannah, and then again, not really. I really didn't like Felix, and was very disappointed with the ending.I was mostly bored throughout the book. I didn't really care about most of what was happening. It felt slow and a bit messy. I guess that must have been because I couldn't find it in me to like Felix. Everything would have been fine had I liked him.Since I didn't like him, I really wasn't rooting for their relationship and I found it a bit rushed and unnatural... And I found myself not being interesting in the computer parts all that much either...I guess this really wasn't for me but I'm sure others would love it.
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  • Daria
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this book was a decent read.I'll start with what I like. The whole concept that life is ilogic and it's better to live in the persent was ust so beautiful and unique. I really liked reding about it. It was also relatable for me, as person who trusts logic a lot and overthinks everything.I saw some people saying they didn't like the writing style. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it. It was a little bit confusing, there was deffinintly something with the naration, but the writing was prett I thought this book was a decent read.I'll start with what I like. The whole concept that life is ilogic and it's better to live in the persent was ust so beautiful and unique. I really liked reding about it. It was also relatable for me, as person who trusts logic a lot and overthinks everything.I saw some people saying they didn't like the writing style. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it. It was a little bit confusing, there was deffinintly something with the naration, but the writing was pretty nice.Another thing I really liked was the modeling part. I felt like it added something unique to the story. The modeling infos sounded so accurate. I can see how much work the author put in this book. I'm sure people that are interested in modeling or work in this domain will enjoy the book.Now, let get to the ugly part. This book didn't catch my attention at all. The whole mistery with Felix and the crows didn't interest me.At some point (somewhere around page 70) I felt like I was forcing myself to read this book just to give you my review. So I took a break from it. But I just didn't want to come back to it because it had nothing to pull me back into it. I ended up forcing myself to finish it, to give my review before the release day.I found it easy to relate to Gin, with all her insecurities. I liked how she created models to organise her life, but later it became a little bit unrealistic. The magic disappeared page by page and I just ended up not really caring for what happened to her. But I really loved the friendship between Gin and Hannah.The romance was just unrealistic. I didn't really understand why Gin and Felix liked each other. I mean, yes, Felix was good looking, liked modeling, had ''pretty lips'' and at first the author presented him as perfect. I can get why a nerdy girl like Gin would like him. But why did he like Gin? Because she was different? Come on, give me something new!I saw a lot of cliches mashed up in the characters. Felix's dad was a big cliche in my opinion.The ending was surprising and, for such a slow paced book, it weirdly felt right.Also, I think the cover fits the book really well and I like it.I think Crow Flight stands as exactly what it is: a debut novel. It has its flaws and uses some cliches, but it's not a bad book. Some people might enjoy it more then others.I want to read some more of Susan Cunningham future work to see her improvement. I see some potential in this new author.
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  • Elise
    January 1, 1970
    This story was beautifully written and poetic with spiritual mystery weaved in throughout. I loved how it combines several disciplines of science (including biology and computer science) to take you on an exciting journey through the eyes of a self proclaimed "nerdy" teenage girl trying to overcome her logical tendencies. She dives in to the mysterious and becomes fascinated and absorbed by the unknown and finding true love. I loved the aspect with the crows also, very intriguing and edgy. I fou This story was beautifully written and poetic with spiritual mystery weaved in throughout. I loved how it combines several disciplines of science (including biology and computer science) to take you on an exciting journey through the eyes of a self proclaimed "nerdy" teenage girl trying to overcome her logical tendencies. She dives in to the mysterious and becomes fascinated and absorbed by the unknown and finding true love. I loved the aspect with the crows also, very intriguing and edgy. I found this story to be intellectually stimulating yet humble at the same time if that makes sense. I learned quite a few cool new scientific facts which was awesome as well.As a female in the field of IT I really liked reading a book where the main character was female and into computers/data analytics. This was very refreshing. I highly recommend this book for encouraging females to go into STEM or any females in STEM. I loved the cover also. Some of the computer science/computer hacker books have cheesy covers but this was really elegant. Overall fantastic book I highly recommend this for everyone, again especially for other females curious or involved with Computer science and other scientific disciplines. Great read!
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  • Anne Oftedahl
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Abandoned after 10 chaptersIt's a bit intriguing, and I like how it has a contemporary feel despite being kinda futuristic/sci-fi, but it just doesn't really draw me in, and I don't really care about what's going to happen
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  • Julia Revis
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 2/5 starsI have to say I was a little disappointed by this book.Crow Flight is about a girl Gin who is a computer programmer who relies on logic a little too much. When she meets new boy in school, Felix, their relationship flourishes and he challenges everything she knows. They are paired together on a project analyzing crows which leads Gin to a terrible secret.Right off the bat, there’s something off about the narration. I’m not sure what it is, but for some reason I really wasn’t a f Rating: 2/5 starsI have to say I was a little disappointed by this book.Crow Flight is about a girl Gin who is a computer programmer who relies on logic a little too much. When she meets new boy in school, Felix, their relationship flourishes and he challenges everything she knows. They are paired together on a project analyzing crows which leads Gin to a terrible secret.Right off the bat, there’s something off about the narration. I’m not sure what it is, but for some reason I really wasn’t a fan. It just seemed very choppy. On top of that the dialogue seemed pretty awkward and forced.The characters were interesting especially the mathematical focus each of them tends to have. But Gin was such a nerdy cliché. And again the relationships and interactions were awkward. The relationship between Gin and Felix seemed a bit fast while the story itself seemed a little slow. It was pretty ironic in that sense. The concept was original and much different than what I thought it would be, though. The plot was somewhat interesting, but it was a struggle to get through it. I must admit I didn’t Ike the ending at all. Everything seemed to work out pretty much perfectly and Gin’s relationship with Felix was fixed in such a forced way. The end was disappointing, and the story overall lacked a spark.To BuyamazonCome To My Blog!Check Out My Amazon!Happy Reading!Jewelss
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  • K.A. Greenough
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I love this book so much! The characters are rich and real, the plot is intense. The intrigue and conflict in the story is what really hooked me. This wasn’t just another cute, fluffy contemporary love story. This book has some serious conflict. And while I maybe had hoped for a little more action, the exposition and ultimate resolution were still nerve wracking to read. I seriously could not stop reading.
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  • J.D. DeHart
    January 1, 1970
    Crow Flight is exciting and well-written young adult fiction. It's a book I would gladly add to my classroom shelf and use for independent reading...and I'm sure some hungry readers would gobble it up quickly. Cunningham has created an interesting character in Gin, and one I'm sure students would relate to in many ways.
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  • Neonila
    January 1, 1970
    With a cover like that, I seriously wasn't expecting something like this, to be honest. I was sure it had something to do with coding, but this book honestly surprised me.Spy crows (my patronus and some of the best animals on Earth? Check. Cute romance? Check. Being a badass coder? Check. Being a badass coder who accidentally brought someone to justice? Check.Honestly, this was all I wanted and more. The only complaint I have is that maybe the relationship moved a bit too fast.
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  • Alexandria Gearin
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free digital copy of this book from Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.Real Rating: 2.5 StarsTo be honest, I couldn't really find many faults with this book other than the fact that it's very average. The plot felt very lackluster and plain, and I had trouble getting into the story and connecting with the characters. The main character was annoyingly anal about everything and the love interest had no interesting qualities whatsoever aside from the fact that he trains crows. I received a free digital copy of this book from Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.Real Rating: 2.5 StarsTo be honest, I couldn't really find many faults with this book other than the fact that it's very average. The plot felt very lackluster and plain, and I had trouble getting into the story and connecting with the characters. The main character was annoyingly anal about everything and the love interest had no interesting qualities whatsoever aside from the fact that he trains crows. The romance felt contrived and awkward, and I found myself trying really, really hard to push through and finish the story even though I started getting really bored about 100 pages in. Unfortunately, I had to drop this.Things I Liked:I really liked Hannah. A lot of times with YA, authors tend to make the protagonist's best friend bitchy or borderline annoying, but this time I ended up liking the best friend more than the main character. To be honest, I think this story would have been so much better if told from Hannah's perspective as she tried to find love using Gin's matchmaking system. The cover is fitting for the book and is the main reason I actually picked this one up. It's very visually appealing.I liked the concept of the crows and trying to figure out what they were doing and why they kept appearing around Felix but I was just a little disappointed when I found out it was because he trains crows and not for some other cool mysterious reason.The writing was very descriptive and easy to read.Things I Didn't Like:The pacing was way too fast. One day would go by and then suddenly it was a month later. And nothing would happen. The pacing was fast, but absolutely nothing would happen in the story so it also felt extremely slow.Felix. Oh goodness, Felix. I didn't like him at all. The way he dresses seems very juvenile (beaded necklace and flip-flops) which I know seems like a weird thing to complain about considering it's YA but it bothered me all the same. The romance was just weird. Felix had virtually nothing to do with Gin outside of class for months and then the one day she spots him outside of school he's suddenly into her? No. There's no chemistry and it wasn't clear to me why exactly Felix started to like her in the first place. It felt so contrived and random, and it progressed awkwardly.Gin was sort of annoying. I know her character is supposed to be anal but there's a difference between being anal and being obsessive. Her best friend was much more interesting and relatable.It was boring. I feel awful for saying it but I just couldn't get interested in what was going on. I'm sure it's a great book for some people but it's just not my cup of tea.Overall, I would recommend this to teens that like contemporary romance. I wouldn't recommend this to people that like fast-paced stories with a lot of action & mystery because you'll be disappointed. I didn't hate this book per se but I definitely won't be rereading this or trying to finish it.
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  • Viva Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I VOLUNTARILY READ AND REVIEW THIS ADVANCE COPY FROM NETGALLEY. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, THANK YOU.I'm very very VERY thrilled that I gave this book a chance. No mystical creatures, no royal families trying to take over the world its just a smooth read from the beginning to the very end. I could not put this book down. This is my first Susan Cunningham book I read from her and she brought it all in this lovely gem. I was a bit nervous about getting into the book, I was thinking this I VOLUNTARILY READ AND REVIEW THIS ADVANCE COPY FROM NETGALLEY. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, THANK YOU.I'm very very VERY thrilled that I gave this book a chance. No mystical creatures, no royal families trying to take over the world its just a smooth read from the beginning to the very end. I could not put this book down. This is my first Susan Cunningham book I read from her and she brought it all in this lovely gem. I was a bit nervous about getting into the book, I was thinking this was going to be like the Matrix with a little twist with some Crows into it. I was totally wrong and that's a good thing! The beginning of the book hooked me and I needed to know more of what was going to happen and therefore I could not wast any time with anything else besides reading the whole book to find out.From the beginning, we are introduced to a very intelligent young girl name Gin. Gin has a dream to get into Harvard University. She has a talent for designing programs. Programs that help you on what to wear, what to eat, when to be social, and possibly who you should date. Going to Harvard is not her only goal. Gin is taking a computer simulations class that is a college-level course. The mentor of the class is Ms. Sandlin who is offering a summer internship to the best modeler. Gin who is determined to get this internship and put her talents to the test to achieve this goal. Gin meets a boy in her class name Felix. Felix is also very intelligent with computers and designing programs. They are partners where they have to work together and design models. Gin starts to fall for Felix and learns that he and his father like to train Crows as a hobby."A plane flew across the sky and for a second, she imagined the rows of people tucked neatly inside, watching movies and sipping sodas. No idea they were flying over a boy training crows."For their final project, they decided to use the Crows and all the data over the years. Felix's father who owns one of the biggest tech companies is not too excited about learning that his son and his partner are using the Crows for their project. With that being said things get really interesting and a dark secret that Gin will soon discover. Susan Cunningham was detailed with her writing and I enjoyed every second of it. She did a wonderful job putting this story together and the pace of the story was perfect where I just wanted to know what was going to happen. I adore Gin's and her best friend Hannah relationship (We all need a Hannah in our life's) The ending was great! Highly recommend this lovely gem. I am not big on computers or designing but this story was just too good where you don't have to be into computers or programming to have an understanding of the story. Unique story, mystery vibes, a little romance! 5/5
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  • LovelyReaderGirl
    January 1, 1970
    I was able to read this book through Netgalley to provide feedback and my honest review.Gin is quite possibly a computer genius. She is able to make complex computer models and her dream is to attend Harvard some day. When a new boy, Felix, shows up at school her focus is turned. Felix winds up in her modeling class and becomes her new partner. As they work through their final project terrible secrets are found and Gin has to make a tough decision.I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. The I was able to read this book through Netgalley to provide feedback and my honest review.Gin is quite possibly a computer genius. She is able to make complex computer models and her dream is to attend Harvard some day. When a new boy, Felix, shows up at school her focus is turned. Felix winds up in her modeling class and becomes her new partner. As they work through their final project terrible secrets are found and Gin has to make a tough decision.I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. There was an element of mystery that kept me intrigued. The arrival of Felix and the strange crows he seemed to always be around was so mysterious I didn’t want to put it down until I knew more. Unfortunately it took over half the book to get that answer. Usually that wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me, but the story seemed to drag on without much happening. The relationship between Felix and Gin was unusual to me. His character never seemed interested in her even when he actually was. I had a hard time seeing why they were interested in each other, other than the fact that they both enjoyed computer models. If you enjoy computer sciences and modeling I think you would really enjoy this book. There were specifics related to how a computer model works in great detail. I found those bits to be interesting at times and a little boring at other times. Sadly my interests don’t involve computer sciences so I was probably not the right audience for this story. The biggest problem I had with this book was the ending. The entire storyline was moving so slow and then right at the end every conflict happened one after another. It felt rushed and forced on the reader. I wish the conflict and resolution had been better fleshed out. I think the concept behind this book was unique. It was an interesting read, but the story didn’t flow for me and was hard to get through.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    “And that’s when she saw them. Perched on a lower branch and nearly hidden in all the green, were two black crows. They were looking down, heads tilted, bodies still. Unafraid. It was almost like the crows knew him”Gin is a computer programming genius, if Gin doesn’t know it then it isn’t worth knowing. She designs computer programmes in order to control her life including making daily decisions on what to wear, what to eat and how to spend her time. Introducing, Felix, a new student, who Gin is “And that’s when she saw them. Perched on a lower branch and nearly hidden in all the green, were two black crows. They were looking down, heads tilted, bodies still. Unafraid. It was almost like the crows knew him”Gin is a computer programming genius, if Gin doesn’t know it then it isn’t worth knowing. She designs computer programmes in order to control her life including making daily decisions on what to wear, what to eat and how to spend her time. Introducing, Felix, a new student, who Gin is paired with during a school computer programming project. A project upon which they decide to focus on crows. However, as the project deepens, so does their relationship. Is Felix all that he is made out to be or is he hiding a terrible secret? I requested a review copy of this through the website Edelweiss and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to read it. I did enjoy this book, I liked the concept and I felt really in touch with the main character Gin. In parts I did struggle through the text as I felt that it was a bit too technical and somewhat unnecessary. It wasn’t a book that I couldn’t put down but it was an enjoyable read. I would recommend that you read this if you are considering it as it is a lovely story which I did find a pleasure to read.
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  • Francis
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The reason I really wanted to read this book, was because of the programming element. I teach English to IT students, so programming is a part of my daily life. Admittedly, a part that I don’t know much about myself, but I’m open to learn. The programming aspect added a fun and modern twist to a story that was otherwise quite predictable, especially in the beginning. Just your typical high school romance that any girl enjoys reading ever ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The reason I really wanted to read this book, was because of the programming element. I teach English to IT students, so programming is a part of my daily life. Admittedly, a part that I don’t know much about myself, but I’m open to learn. The programming aspect added a fun and modern twist to a story that was otherwise quite predictable, especially in the beginning. Just your typical high school romance that any girl enjoys reading every now and then. Myself included. Computer whiz Regina ‘Gin’ Hartson falls in love with the new, mysterious student at school, Felix Gartner, who happens to be very rich.The moment when the story started grabbing my attention a little bit more, was when the crows were introduced. Felix and his father apparently train crows as a hobby. However, for Felix’s father this was actually a bit more than an innocent passing of time. In the beginning it felt a bit like an obsession and I thought it was very strange. However, as the story continued it all started to make more sense and I thought it made the book a lot more exciting. Especially when the FBI got involved.I definitely enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to my IT students.
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  • Lady_Starkov
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.I'll start by staying the things that I liked about this book: the comprehensive explanations of the modelling, how the storylines all aligned in the end, the relationship between Gin and Felix - how they complement each other, how he introduces her to new experiences. Felix draws her out of her analytical shell and opens her emotionally. The writing was creative, vivid and a nice pacing. There were a few thoughts that nagged at me a bit I received an ARC from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.I'll start by staying the things that I liked about this book: the comprehensive explanations of the modelling, how the storylines all aligned in the end, the relationship between Gin and Felix - how they complement each other, how he introduces her to new experiences. Felix draws her out of her analytical shell and opens her emotionally. The writing was creative, vivid and a nice pacing. There were a few thoughts that nagged at me a bit throughout the book but didn't detract from the rating: there is some areas in which Felix's behaviour could be interpreted as manipulative in a small way - near the end of the book Gin doesn't hear from him for a while, reaches a point where she still misses him and then he comes back and they don't talk about what happened. There was a fair amount of kissing in the book - new, first relationship - but bit too often. The other characters had dimensions - their motivations, relationships, the crows were amazingly researched and described. The cover is amazing and true to the story.
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  • Sanyukta Thakare
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC of this book by Netgalley so I could give an honest review.Crow Flight has alot of crows and like the name suggests surprisingly the book is literally about crow flights. The name spiked alot of interest for me, and in the start, it really hooked me on by its mysterious writing. Gin- Regina Hartson is our sweet teenager who is a little awkward and heavily relies on logic. If you bring her something that is proved by numbers she is bound to accept it. Brough Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC of this book by Netgalley so I could give an honest review.Crow Flight has alot of crows and like the name suggests surprisingly the book is literally about crow flights. The name spiked alot of interest for me, and in the start, it really hooked me on by its mysterious writing. Gin- Regina Hartson is our sweet teenager who is a little awkward and heavily relies on logic. If you bring her something that is proved by numbers she is bound to accept it. Brought up by a genius programmer she is Gin at an early age takes interest in computer modeling, so much so as a highschooler, she has modeled enough programs to helps her run her life smoothly. Felix Gartner- the new guy in school, is the only son of the biggest tech company in the country. But that's not what stands out to Gin, but his weird habit of talking to crows. You can find the complete review here, https://www.thr4sam.com/single-post/2...
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  • Randi
    January 1, 1970
    First off, I received a copy from Netgalley, but the opinions are completely my own :)The book description appealed to me because I can relate to this nerdy girl (having been one myself as a teenager) and also because I thought the ideas about having apps to control every aspect of your life is interesting - in a way that relying completely on apps, can only go wrong. However, the book is a bit slow in the build-up and the whole relationship between Gin and Felix seems forced and imaginary. Even First off, I received a copy from Netgalley, but the opinions are completely my own :)The book description appealed to me because I can relate to this nerdy girl (having been one myself as a teenager) and also because I thought the ideas about having apps to control every aspect of your life is interesting - in a way that relying completely on apps, can only go wrong. However, the book is a bit slow in the build-up and the whole relationship between Gin and Felix seems forced and imaginary. Even so, I enjoyed reading the book for what it is, trying to look at it from a young adult perspective. It is a quick read, but the descriptions of the crows and their flights patterns were a bit dull for my taste. The ending for me was very forced and something about the way it ended with Gin and Felix provoked me deeply - but I am not a young teenage girl anymore, so maybe this ending will appeal more to the correct age group.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Crow Flight is on par with the YA greats of today like John Green (Turtles All the Way Down) and Jandy Nelson (I'll Give You The Sun). Cunningham's use of voice and dialogue is sophisticated and authentic. She's created interesting yet familiar teen characters you want to root for. The plot is fresh and engaging as the main character Gin finds herself smack in the middle of a potential cyber security crime, and she's the one revealing it! That combined with a pulsating romantic interest that com Crow Flight is on par with the YA greats of today like John Green (Turtles All the Way Down) and Jandy Nelson (I'll Give You The Sun). Cunningham's use of voice and dialogue is sophisticated and authentic. She's created interesting yet familiar teen characters you want to root for. The plot is fresh and engaging as the main character Gin finds herself smack in the middle of a potential cyber security crime, and she's the one revealing it! That combined with a pulsating romantic interest that complicates her decisions, no one decision can be judged in isolation. Gin's smart and driven, yet actions have consequences. Wow. I couldn't put it down! I'm a high school librarian and this is one of the best YA titles I've read this year! I requested an advance copy of this book, but these opinions are my own.
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  • Adele
    January 1, 1970
    I received an electronic copy from NetGalley to write a review.This was a fun and fast read. It took me back to high school and the emotions of a young adult. I loved how Cunningham's main character is a smart science-oriented young lady who has big ambitions. She reminds you to appreciate the intelligence of young adults. Very fascinating to learn about crows which I knew very little about prior to reading this book. It is interesting as the plot unfolds and you learn the purpose of the crows. I received an electronic copy from NetGalley to write a review.This was a fun and fast read. It took me back to high school and the emotions of a young adult. I loved how Cunningham's main character is a smart science-oriented young lady who has big ambitions. She reminds you to appreciate the intelligence of young adults. Very fascinating to learn about crows which I knew very little about prior to reading this book. It is interesting as the plot unfolds and you learn the purpose of the crows. You suspect something sinister early so you are intrigued to figure it out. I was also glad that there were consequences as that is very realistic. As an adult reader, this book is a throw back to feelings and concerns of a young adult.
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  • Kerric Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    Crow FlightSusan CunninghamTruly a unique story and one I finished in a single night. A must read for all students interested in tech and development. One of the most realistic views into the world of computer modeling and the rigors that they entail. Rife with personal development and a great love story that doesn’t follow any of the normal book writing clichés. This book was impossible to put down and I felt myself rooting for Gin and how her meticulous work kept pushing her further into the s Crow FlightSusan CunninghamTruly a unique story and one I finished in a single night. A must read for all students interested in tech and development. One of the most realistic views into the world of computer modeling and the rigors that they entail. Rife with personal development and a great love story that doesn’t follow any of the normal book writing clichés. This book was impossible to put down and I felt myself rooting for Gin and how her meticulous work kept pushing her further into the story. Sometimes life doesn’t pan out exactly how she wanted it but she perseveres (and mostly by herself) and follows her instincts. Crow Flight has a very unique story and one that Suzanne portrays very well. Much love for this book and I will be looking forward to more from her.
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  • Jenny Longmire
    January 1, 1970
    Cunningham does an incredible job weaving together science and romance into a story that you just can't stop reading regardless of your scientific background. It was easy to fall in love with the two main characters: Gin with her quest to make the illogical logical and Felix with his mysterious pet crows. I was hooked as soon as Gin catches Felix "talking" to two crows outside the school building in between classes. The rest of the story does not disappoint. This is a must read! I highly recomme Cunningham does an incredible job weaving together science and romance into a story that you just can't stop reading regardless of your scientific background. It was easy to fall in love with the two main characters: Gin with her quest to make the illogical logical and Felix with his mysterious pet crows. I was hooked as soon as Gin catches Felix "talking" to two crows outside the school building in between classes. The rest of the story does not disappoint. This is a must read! I highly recommend this book to both teens and adults alike.I requested an advance copy of this book but these opinions are my own.
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  • Sheila Weston
    January 1, 1970
    What a pleasure to read a young adult book featuring a smart, hard-working, goal-oriented, tech-savvy teenage girl! The main character, Gin, is appealing and easy to relate to, especially for academic-minded high school students. This book will be appealing to teens because it has it all, including coding and gaming, school and parental pressures, spying and intrigue, biology and ornithology (who knew how fascinating crows are!), AND the angst of first love. I couldn't put the book down and high What a pleasure to read a young adult book featuring a smart, hard-working, goal-oriented, tech-savvy teenage girl! The main character, Gin, is appealing and easy to relate to, especially for academic-minded high school students. This book will be appealing to teens because it has it all, including coding and gaming, school and parental pressures, spying and intrigue, biology and ornithology (who knew how fascinating crows are!), AND the angst of first love. I couldn't put the book down and highly recommend. Its themes are timely and timeless.
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  • Alison Bobbitt
    January 1, 1970
    Well done Susan Cunningham! You have created a YA novel that can be enjoyed by all! Crow Flight is timely in that it features a strong, smart female lead. Gin had me from the start...I loved her personality. This book had twists that kept me guessing until the end. I now want to know moreabout crows! I also loved that coding was a main focus and portrayed in a way that I, as a noncoder, could follow!I requested an advanced copy but these opinions are my own.
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  • Laura Resau
    January 1, 1970
    In S.N. Bacon’s stunning debut, Crow Flight, high school senior, Gin, tries to apply the logic of computer models to love and other mysteries… with mixed success. This is a thrillingly unique coming-of-age novel that blends fascinating animal science and cutting edge technology with deeper questions of the heart and spirit.
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  • JESSICA SPEER
    January 1, 1970
    I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the strong main character, a driven high school girl that loves technology and coding. She meets an equally impressive guy that also loves to code and trains crows as a hobby. This smart and engaging story includes mystery and romance....a really fun read!
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  • Elena
    January 1, 1970
    Crow flight is an interesting book with great characters. I really liked that it was about computer programming and the consequences of that on her life. It's original and I've never read a story about computer science. I liked the chemistry between Gin and Felix, but sometimes their relationship felt a bit unrealistic.
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  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a quick and fun read for anyone who likes a good love story. Gin is ambitious and stays on her own educational track, even when heavily distracted by her teenage desires. The science and technology peppered throughout give this story a new take on an old classic. It is always nice to see a female lead in STEAM!
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  • Nidia Salazar
    January 1, 1970
    Love this YA romance story. I couldn't stop reading it. As a teacher, I recommend this book for middle schoolers (or older of course) since it really gets your attention with the setting, the theme and how modern it is.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Too young adult
  • Breane Ross
    January 1, 1970
    Received an arc from netgalley. Really enjoyed this book. Has twists and turns and really keeps you engaged. Definitely recommend it!
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