After completely falling for Lai’s last book Pie in the Sky, I knew I had to get my hands on Fly on the Wall!
This newest book focuses on lowly Henry… a young man whose parents stifle any sort of independence out of him… Any change in his horrible daily routine of being treated like a baby will be greatly received Henry. He thinks he’ll have a chance to have some fun on the family’s trip to see Henry’s father in Singapore, but when the trip is cancelled Henry hatches a plan to make the trip on his own. An epic odyssey for a 12-year-old!
Told in very similar style as Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall’s story is told in diary format, combination of written passages and comic panels. It is Henry’s opportunity to express himself in the face of his hovering parents, his troubles at school, but also the excitement of his journey.
Read Fly on the Wall for a super coming-of-age story that will have your emotions all over the spectrum.
4 out of 5 stars
Thank you to NetGalley, Macmillan Children’s Publishing, and the author for an advanced copy for review.