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2016 Nominee
Voted 12 out of 20

Revenge on the Fly

By Sylvia McNicoll. Published in 2014 by Pajama Press

In the year 1912 cities around the world waged war against the fly in a desperate attempt to control disease. In England, twelve-year-old William Alton lost his mother to the white plague and his sister to summer complaint. When Will and his father emigrate to Canada for better opportunities, he also looks for answers. Why does everyone he know have to get sick and die?

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10 thoughts on “Revenge on the Fly

  1. CNGS

    This book was a very good book the author used great vocabulary and it was very descriptive I think that anyone can love this book especially a fly lover or just a bug lover. You will be able to see the characters and settings in your head because it is so descriptive it’s like your in the book it is a mix of adventure a little bit of drama and a little bit of humor. When I start reading it I just can’t stop literally,the author used a perfect font even though theres a lot of chapters I still loved reading it I never got bored.

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  2. Captain Nicola Goddard

    I thought it was ok but i did like at the end of the book to give the some of his flies to Grinny and her brother and sister

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  3. Captain Nicola Goddard

    I thought it was ok but i did like at the end of the book to give the some of his flies to Grinny and her brother and sister. But one thing i didn’t like was Grinny she was always mean to will.

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  4. Captain Nicola Goddard

    It was ok but why was Grinny so mean and harsh to will but not her brother and sister yeah so maybe you want make her nicer

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  5. NSCS

    It was an amazing story of a child who lost his mother and sister because of the flies. His name is Will and he lived in England and came to Canada to meet his uncle.
    When he comes to his new school, he found a competition on catching flies ,but when he is catching flies, he found a cheater in catching flies. It makes me want to read
    until the very end.

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  6. Captain Nichola Goddard School

    I thought that it was very heartbreaking when I learned that Will’s mom and sister died because of the fly’s. I also thought that it was sad they were really poor. I really loved this book!

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  7. Hillhurst school

    I think it is very good because Williams urge to win is higher than ever. How his classmate is cheating and how Will is still fighting back is also very exciting. Although the book doesn’t have attracting problems, the background action just makes me want to continue reading till the end of the book.

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