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Flight: Smallville Book #3    by Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld order for
by Cherie Bennett
Order:  USA  Can
Little, Brown & Co., 2002 (2002)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Young Clark is afraid of heights, but of course we know that he eventually will get up into the air (up, up and way beyond) as Superman. In this episode, the authors help him a little with this transition.

When Clark first meets fifteen-year-old Tia Haines at a charity carnival sponsored by his sophisticated friend Lex Luthor, he wonders why she is so afraid. As he gets to know her better, he clashes with her controlling father, learns her secret and tries to help her find her mother.

In the meantime, robbers are appearing, seemingly out of the air, and victimizing local merchants. And Clark, depite his own fears, has taken on a part-time job at the local pizza parlor, in order to participate in a skydiving adventure that his friends Lana and Pete won at Lex's carnival.

Clark does manage to help Tia with her demons (just as Lana and Lex help him with his), and they both finally find themselves in their element and discover 'what joy feels like. It feels like flying.'

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