Today we’re thrilled to be a blog tour stop for THE BOY WHO KNEW EVERYTHING, the companion novel and sequel to Victoria Forester’s critically acclaimed middle-grade novel THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY. Read a chapter excerpt here.
The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester
Here is the long-awaited companion to The Girl Who Could Fly.
There is a prophecy.
It speaks of a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change…
The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world—and themselves.
Conrad Harrington III doesn’t want to be a super genius; he just wants to live a normal life. But with Conrad’s father the newly-elected President of the United States, he knows being normal isn’t really an option. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, his best friend Piper McCloud knows the world needs Conrad’s gifts—and that all of the exceptional children need him to lead them in order to put a stop to it.
Can they work together to save themselves. . . . and the world?
My 10-year-old daughter is a big fan of this series, so I asked her to write down reasons she enjoyed this second book. The following is a transcription of what she had to say:
“I love this story, because it’s sort of like the characters are young superheroes. They have cool powers and are super smart, and even though some adults don’t understand them, they work together to do what’s right. I can’t imagine being the President’s kid like Conrad and all the pressure and expectations he was supposed to live up to. His dad didn’t always seem happy to have such a genius for a son. I loved Piper’s parents. I was scared for Conrad and Piper and their friends. Conrad has to be a leader, and it’s hard to be a leader, even when they are the smartest people around. I am excited to read the third book and see what happens next. I recommend to kids in fourth and fifth grade, like me.”
More about Victoria Forester:
Victoria grew up on a remote farm in Ontario, Canada. After graduating from the University of Toronto, her passion for storytelling led her to write and direct a short film for the CBC. When her next film was completed (The Pony’s Tale which aired on Global Television) she eagerly, and perhaps rashly, set off to Los Angeles…
The Girl Who Could Fly began as a screenplay that was optioned by Paramount Pictures. Victoria loved the story so much she decided to write it as a book as well. It is her very first book but she looks forward to the opportunity of writing many, many more.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, newborn daughter and ridiculously orange cat, Rufus.