Float

Float

Emerson can float?he just can?t do it very well. His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he?s shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp?and he even makes some new friends. But it?s not Emerson can float?he just can?t do it very well. His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor,...

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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

  • Marisa
    Jul 08, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

  • pati
    Feb 11, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    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." ...

    Martin is fast becoming a favorite in our library! ...

    What a fun read! ...

    I wasn?t sure about thus book when I started. I guess a bit like Emerson when he got to camp but by the end I am hoping for a book 2. Ms. Martin? ...

  • Yapha
    Feb 18, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

  • Robert Kent
    Jun 01, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

  • Ruth Ann
    Aug 30, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

  • Nathan Cunningham
    Oct 22, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

  • Pam
    Jun 15, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    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. ...

  • Chari
    Sep 17, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    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." ...

    Martin is fast becoming a favorite in our library! ...

    What a fun read! ...

  • Ames Public Library Youth Services
    Jun 27, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

  • Jeannie
    Jan 03, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

  • Mary
    Nov 13, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

  • Lauren
    Jul 08, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

  • Chris
    Nov 19, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

  • Lee
    Aug 10, 2018

    *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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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 I.
    Jul 09, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

  • The Brothers
    Jul 14, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    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." ...

  • Goshen PL Childrens
    Jan 11, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    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." ...

    Martin is fast becoming a favorite in our library! ...

  • Rustell LoManto
    Jan 07, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

  • Emily S
    Aug 19, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

  • Benjamin Bookman
    May 06, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

  • Skyler
    Jun 23, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

    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...

    The funniest, best integrated SciFi/Fantasy I've read in quite awhile! Aspects of differences and forming friendship pop up, too. A bunch of RISK (recurring incidents of the strange kind? gather at a summer camp just for their special needs. What, you ask? Well, these strange incident...

    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...

    The plot was somewhat slow in really unfolding, and the girls in the story were only there as minor, one-dimensional characters for the boys to make fools of themselves over. Still, the main characters were fleshed out really well, there were lots of fun moments, and the whole setting ...

    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...

    This sci-fi dystopian novel takes place during summer camp for RISK children in a future where some of the people have very unusual genetic mutations (floating, invisibility, x-Ray vision, spontaneous combustion, etc.) and government regulations are in place for them. A compelling read...

    What would be the science fiction equivalent of Magical Realism? I don't know, but this book is definitely it! This super fun read contains all of the glories of summer camp traditions with a group of differently abled children with not so useful super powers. Or are they finally usefu...

    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. ...

    Can I rate it more than five stars? We all loved this book! It is a great story and is perfectly paced. We're using it for our very first book club meeting - and I am pretty sure the book will have all of the tweens hooked! We cannot wait for a sequel! ...

    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. ...

    It was a good book ...

    Loved this book!! ...

  • Elise
    Oct 14, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

    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...

    The "RISK" children have genetic mutation that set them apart from other children and society. Some can become invisible, some will float away if not tethered, some will spontaneously combust, some have x-ray vision, and some can time travel. None of them have great control over their ...

    Float is a book I was looking forward to reading. I love a good MG summer camp story, and this one had all the necessary parts: new friends, adventure, and the feel of camp life. I only have two complaints. First, the amount of puke and poop jokes and the awkward interactions with girl...

  • Katie Chun
    Oct 11, 2018

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...

    This book was almost the most best book I have ever read, not because of the kissing and romance parts,but because of the adventurous and dangerous parts. Those are my favorite parts next to drama scenes. :D I loved how they have powers that they can't really control because that cause...

  • Tuomas Himberg
    Feb 19, 2019

    *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...

    Fun story about a bunch of boys who are first time campers at a summer camp for kids with special powers. Emerson is our narrator and the boy who floats. He?s never had friends and is surprised when this camp gives him several opportunities to make friends and have fun. Murphy is...

    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 ...

    Laura Martin?s book ?Float? follows a young RISK kid named Emerson and his summer. RISK means some sort of paranormal ability such as Emerson?s ability to float. People with these abilities are outcasts of society and have a lot shorter life span than normal people. Emerson is ...