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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

  • Clarissa
    Aug 07, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • Marisa
    Jul 08, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Dayla
    May 29, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

    ...

  • Pam
    Jun 15, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • Ames Public Library Youth Services
    Jun 27, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kris Oakland
    Jul 08, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • Lauren
    Jul 08, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

  • Josh Thomas
    Feb 14, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • The Brothers
    Jul 14, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

  • Benjamin Bookman
    May 06, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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

    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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • Victor The Reader
    Jul 11, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

  • Skyler
    Jun 23, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

  • Natalie
    Jun 27, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • JT
    Apr 26, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

  • Jarryd
    May 17, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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  • JohnCharles
    Aug 16, 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 ...

    *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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this book!! ...

    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. ...

    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." ...

    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting. ...

    A solid novel that feels like X-Men kids going to summer camp (Grade: B+). ...

    The book was very interesting and had a good twist on superpowered kids ...

    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...

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