Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite
The Nubivagants by Ethan Furman is a stunning book that follows a young boy named Matthew Mitchell, who was born with the ability to float. His parents had made him wear gravity boots his entire life to keep his secret safe; however, Matthew had never really felt that he fitted in. But when the school bully, Chad, pulls off his gravity boots, Matthew floats away, only to discover the Nubivagants, a group of children just like him. Together with his new friends, he has the best time ever, playing bumper clouds, and watching lightning storms and rain. But when he floats over his hometown and sees his parents mourning him, all he wants to do is go back down. But how will he be able to get down if he keeps floating up?
I really, really enjoyed reading The Nubivagants by Ethan Furman. The story is very well written and descriptive. This book will have readers laughing, gasping, and even crying alongside the characters. This story will keep readers glued to their chairs, wondering what will happen next. I was hooked by the first page, and I never wanted to put the book down. It was absolutely thrilling from cover to cover. This story is great fun, and will keep readers fascinated as they follow Matthew's adventures. The occasional pictures are very well drawn and clearly depict each scene, as well as help to tell the story. The characters are likeable, as they are kind and friendly. I would definitely recommend this book to all readers.