Keith, a thirteen-year-old boy, lives in a world where all fossil fuels have been illegal for hundreds of years. The only modes of transportation are horse and buggy and trains run by burning wood.
When he stumbled across the chance to fly, he took it. This opportunity comes at a cost.
I think this is an excellent story. I am a retired elementary teacher, and I kept thinking about the discussions this story would bring about. From some of the negative reviews I read, people feel like they are being preached at and, therefore, gave Project F a less than favorable review. I didn’t feel that way. Yes, it was about how fossil fuels ruin the earth, but it is also a fictional story that opens discussions about this issue. I don’t see that as a bad thing.
The story does include some scenes that seem unnecessary to the story. They didn’t hurt it either, though. This was a short story that didn’t really world build a whole lot. It didn’t get deep into the characters either, but it was a good story.
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