Expecting to Fly by Cathy Hopkins


Format: Paperback

It’s decision time for India Jane.

How can she choose her A-level subjects when she doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life? And is she right to get serious with Joe when there are so many other boys out there?

Sometimes India Jane feels as is everything is possible and she can’t wait to make all her dreams come true. And sometimes she feels she isn’t ready for all these momentous decisions which will affect the rest of her life…

This book follows on nicely from the last one in the series so far. Which I have already read and reviewed.

And it covers everything that any normal teenager is feeling. As you go from your GCSEs to your A-levels you have to make a decision about what you’re going to do but at that age you have no idea. Sometimes you’ll be confident and decide exactly what you’re going to do but other times you sit there and think about it and end up thinking, maybe that’s not such a good idea.

The end advice that you get from the book is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. You can make decisions and you can change your mind. As long as you end up doing something that you enjoy.

This is a great book to tell teenagers not to worry as I remember going through the same thing. Everything is happening too fast and you’re too young to know what you’re going to do when you’re older for definite.

So along with the seriousness of picking subjects that will suit the rest of your life we follow India Jane through her life again. She is now dating the wonderful Joe who was causing so much trouble in the previous books. Leela, Zahrah and Brook are still really good friends which everyone needs and Erin is around as a long distance friend as well still.

At one point in the book everything is going right but of course that doesn’t last fro long.

This is a great coming of age book, helping to tell teenagers that it’s important to have good friends and also to not worry about what they end up deciding for their lives as it’s ok if you don’t continue with it if it doesn’t work out for you.

Hope that all makes sense. 🙂

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