Float

Float

From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman! Emerson can float?he just can?t do it very well. His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, an...

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Title:Float
Author:Laura Martin
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062803794
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Float Reviews

  • Laura
    Apr 22, 2018
    A perfect read for Middle School Boys set in a camp for people with different abilities. In this case, Emerson literally floats, tethered to earth by heavy shoes and a vest (and tied into his bed at night). He quickly makes friends with his bunkmates, each of whom isn't quite normal (o...
  • Marisa
    Jul 08, 2018
    A fun read, but the characters and story felt shallow and unoriginal. It seemed like a cross between X-men and Holes. It was ok. I preferred Martin's Edge of Extinction books for quality, but a little wholesome fluff books once in a while is fine too. ...
  • Andrew Howard
    Jul 11, 2018
    I bought this on a whim, and I ended up reading the whole thing in one day, which is unusual for me. It absolutely sucked me in--great characters, great pacing, hilarious situations, and the whole story has a surprisingly touching and life-affirming message. I closed the book with a ha...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 03, 2018
    E ARC from Edleweiss Plus Emerson has a category five RISK rating, but not because he is a threat to others. He can float, and without his weighted vest and shoes, could end up floating away from earth and being in grave danger. His single mother is very stressed at the thought ...
  • Robert Kent
    Jun 01, 2018
    I loved Laura Martin?s Edge of Extinction books and I love Float as well. Essentially, Float is a kids with powers at summer camp story, but told with the same wit and flare for adventure as EOE. The main character, Emerson, has to be tied to things and weighted down to keep from flo...
  • Alice
    Sep 15, 2018
    Fun friendship novel for upper middle graders. ...
  • Ruth Ann
    Aug 30, 2018
    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...
  • Dayla
    May 29, 2018
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  • Pam
    Jun 15, 2018
    This will appeal to middle grade readers though it's not one of my favorites. The story moved slowly and the characters were flat. However, the concept will appeal to younger readers and they'll relate to the camp experiences and feeling unique and different from others. ...
  • Carolyn
    Jun 10, 2018
    I won this book in a giveaway and I cannot wait to get back to school and share this with a lucky reader. I enjoyed being at camp with Emerson and his friends. ...
  • Gemma
    Jul 06, 2018
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  • Chari
    Sep 17, 2018
    What a fun read! ...
  • Ames Public Library Youth Services
    Jun 27, 2018
    Emerson, our main character, is going to spend the summer at a camp for kids with high RISK factors. Basically, that means that they have superpowers. But not cool ones--Emerson's is that he can't control the fact that he might float away. Which does explain the super heavy weighted ve...
  • Lauren
    Jul 08, 2018
    Emerson is a RISK kid. He has a strange power to defy gravity and float. Emerson spends the summer at camp with other RISK kids. Emerson and his bunkmates learn to embrace with their abilities as they work together. This fun story of camp escapades will be a great choice for readers. ...
  • Liz Todd
    Jul 14, 2018
    Fantastic story! Although the story follows a group of boys who have special ?abilities? such as invisibility and floating, it reads more like a realistic fiction summer camp story. It is laugh-out-loud funny and also carries some wonderful messages to readers about differences, fr...
  • Lee
    Aug 10, 2018
    *WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD* As a librarian, I read a lot of books; it's one of my favorite ways to pass the time. This is the 207th book I've read this year. "Float" is Laura Martin's third book. Her first two novels, "The Ark Plan" (2016) and "Code Name Flood" (2017), wh...
  • LeeAnn
    Jul 30, 2018
    4 stars. Middle grade summer camp romp with a fantasy twist--all the teenage campers have RISK factors. That is, Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind like floating, bursting into flames, x-ray vision, inconvenient invisibility, sticking to whatever you touch, or even time travelin...
  • Talia
    Aug 07, 2018
    Ok - I really REALLY liked this book, and now I'm excited for whatever Laura Martin has up her sleeve next! I'd love a sequel to this (the book leaves it open for one), but even if this ends up as a standalone, I think it's worth the read. Emerson lives in a world where certain peop...
  • Shawn
    Jul 09, 2018
    I won this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway but I think it's safe to say I'm not the target reader for it. That being said, I did enjoy the book and look forward to passing it on to my 13 year old daughter who seems interested in reading it. ...
  • Laura Scott
    Aug 03, 2018
    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...
  • The Brothers
    Jul 14, 2018
    Asher (12yo) read. "Really cool summer camp. Some of those 'R.I.S.K. factors' are kind of cool. Feel sorry for Anthony and his ability to time travel." ...
  • Emily S
    Aug 19, 2018
    It was a good book ...
  • Benjamin Bookman
    May 06, 2018
    A well written story that has plenty to be interesting without getting too bogged down along the way. It is very clearly influenced by other books in the genre, and too similar to feel all that original. But still a fun read, with room for a sequel or continuation. ...
  • Rhiannon White
    May 19, 2018
    If you're looking for a cross between Percy Jackson, the X-Men, and the 1995 movie Heavyweights, then I think you'll get a blast out of Float! The book follows a group of boys with superpowers that range from awkward (sticking to things) to funny (randomly invisible body parts) to dang...
  • Cora Shaklee
    Aug 16, 2018
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  • Victor The Reader
    Jul 11, 2018
    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...
  • Skyler
    Jun 23, 2018
    Loved this book!! ...
  • John Shannon
    Aug 29, 2018
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  • JT
    Apr 26, 2018
    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...
  • Jarryd
    May 17, 2018
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