Review: FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith

Becky from Becky’s Book Reviews selected Sherri L. Smith’s Flygirl for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from her review, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.

Not just anyone can be a WASP–you have to first pass an interview, then you have to pass almost a full year of training–training which included learning to fly several military planes, learning to fly cross country, learning to fly by instruments only, learning to fly at night, reading maps, plotting courses, etc.

Ida Mae wants this more than anything–and she’s willing to risk everything for her one chance. As the lightest in her family, and one of the lightest in her neighborhood, Ida Mae decides to try her hand at passing. Passing for a white woman. Risky business if anyone discovers her little secret. And it’s something that displeasures her family. Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea–they warn her. Once you go there, once you decide to enter the white world–the white community–it is hard to pass back. You reach a point where you belong in neither community.

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