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Fifteen-year-old Doris is used to taking care of herself. Her musician parents have always spent more time singing in nightclubs than watching after her. But when her ailing mother goes home to Puerto Rico to get well and pursue a singing career there, and her father finds a new girlfriend, Doris is more alone than she's ever been. Disconnected from her family and her best friends, who are intertwined in terrifying relationships with a violent classmate, Doris finds refuge in taking care of homing pigeons on her apartment building's roof. As Doris tries to make sense of it all, she learns that, just like the pigeons, she might have to fly far distances before she finds out where she belongs.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    Get it on Google Play


Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: If I Could Fly: With Characters from "An Island Like You"
Author(s): Judith Ortiz Cofer
ISBN: 0-374-33517-6 / 978-0-374-33517-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: If I Could Fly: With Characters from "An Island Like You"
Author(s): Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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