Author: Kristin Hannah
Publication: April 23rd, 2013
Series: Firefly Lane Book 2
Source: Local Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
Words can't describe the love I feel for Kristin Hannah as an author. Every book I have read by her so far has been amazing and Fly Away was no exception. Firefly Lane was an emotional novel with an amazing ending so I wasn't sure how Kristin Hannah would be able to create a sequel that captured everything that was amazing about Firefly Lane.
Firefly Lane was about Kate while Fly Away was about Tully, Marah, Dorothy, and Johnny. Kristin Hannah captures grieve in the best way I have ever seen an author capture grieve. It is a very difficult subject to write about and go through. Kristin Hannah captured the good, the bad, and the ugly of grieve after the loss of Kate. She captured how grieve can tear people apart.
Kristin Hannah created a unique situation where Kate could still be a huge part of the novel. Everybody's whole world changed after Kate died and Fly Away is about how they handled their grieve.
We saw how much Johnny, Marah, and Tully's life changed after Kate's death in Fly Away. Grieve is what made this book so powerful. Everybody has lost somebody so it was an easy book to relate to.
I loved how Hannah was able to incorporate Tully and Kate's friendship and the memories of Firefly Lane into the novel without overdoing it.
Fly Away was a book that was easy to get lost in. I fell in love with Tully all over again and missed Kate even more in Fly Away. I really enjoyed seeing Marah's life in this novel although her choices weren't the best. The part I found really interesting was learning about Dorothy, Tully's mother and her past.
Fly Away got me through a really hard time during my first month of college. When I needed a break from homework I would go dive into this book. Like I said earlier Fly Away is an easy book to get lost in and at times it is the only thing I wanted to be doing even when I had other stuff I needed to do. Tully and Kate feel like friends to me and have a special place in my heart. I don't think I have ever loved 2 characters more than I love Tully and Kate. It takes deep, emotional, writing to really make a person fall so in love with characters. Down the road I want to reread Firefly Lane and Fly Away. I really wanted to reread Fly Away all over again right after I finished it. They were both amazing novels and I can't wait to read more of Kristin Hannah's work.