The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance.
Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.
As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. And the wrong decision could equal disaster squared . . .
“You’ll adore Gin, who’s determined to apply her brilliant computer skills to the mysteries of love… and in doing so, finds herself caught up in high-stakes intrigue. We cheer her on as she learns to trust her gut and heart along with her tech-savvy mind. CROW FLIGHT is a soaring debut from an author to watch.” ―Laura Resau, author of RED GLASS
“A timely, fun story that flies across the pages and into your heart. A romantic tale with intriguing content, Cunningham delivers a compelling read about the predictability of life and love. ―Donna Cooner, author of SKINNY and SCREENSHOT
“Crow Flight is a delicious novel. Gin has decided what her life should look like – and it involves logic, equations, computer models, coding, ambition, and over-achieving. An unexpected twist forces her to reconsider, and rather suddenly she finds herself in new territory – a path that calls forth the heart, the willingness to adventure, and most importantly, an effort at finding and honoring the immaterial truth. When an English teacher asks her to consider Victor Hugo’s contention that ‘One must have bread, but before bread, one must have the ideal,’ she boldly launches forth into a world of discovery, romance, and danger. This book, like Gin’s adventure, is a beauty.” ―Laura Pritchett, winner of the PEN USA Award in Fiction
Gin has her whole life planned out by logic, which for me was totally relatable. She takes it to an extreme though, even designing her own programs and apps to help her make decisions. Her best friend Hannah is often reminding her that life is actually lived outside of the computer.
A new popular guy, Felix, starts at school and is paired with Gin in a computer simulation class. Their friendship starts easy, and turns to romance. Felix has a weird obsession with crows which could be creepy, but once they were explained more they made sense. Gin and Felix end up using the crows and all their data from over the years for their final project, and things get really interesting. There is a ~DaRk SeCrEt~ and you’ll probably have guessed the bad guy already, but it’s still pretty fun.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Cunningham lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys science nearly as much as writing: she’s traveled to the bottom of the ocean via submarine to observe life at hydrothermal vents, camped out on an island of birds to study tern behavior, and now spends time in an office analyzing data on wool apparel. She blogs about writing and science at susancunninghambooks.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: KEL ELWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
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