FLY
(Kids Can Press, October 4, 2022)
 
Felix Landon Yarrow (F.L.Y., or "Fly"), a fourteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, is captivated by the noble, chivalrous ideals of knighthood.  He constructs an elaborate plot meant to culminate with him on his wheeled "trusty steed" triumphantly conquering his enemy and saving his "damsel in distress."  

Bitingly sarcastic and darkly witty Felix is a deeply realized character...Sharp-edged verse and strong narrative construction frame a teen’s realizations about the world.
—Kirkus Reviews


Hughes’s complex characterization eloquently rings through each observational stanza ... a seamless and immersive narrative about one teen’s “quest/ for a noble life."
—Publishers Weekly