Come Fly The World
📚 Book Review 📚
Title: Come Fly The World
Author: Julia Cooke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Come Fly The World was my very first Literati pick. The cover is gorgeous. Stunning. Unfortunately, for me, this book’s flight was a little bumpy.
Must Want the World.
“How can you change a world you’ve never seen?”
▪️Required to have a college education
▪️Speak two languages
▪️Possess the political savvy of a Foreign Officer
▪️Be between the heights 5’3” and 5’9”
▪️Be between the weights of 105 and 140 pounds (they had weigh-ins!!!)
▪️Be under the age of 26 at the time of hire
“Get out of the country, get into the world.”
This book follows a few stewardesses, including Hazel one of the few Black stewardesses. It takes you through the Vietnam War, and Operation Babylift during the fall of Saigon. I honestly wasn’t excepting so many deep and dense topics. The cover makes this book seem like a more easy breezy and fun summer read.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 The author did a ton of research for this book. The back of the book has almost 35 pages of notes! My issues are I felt mislead going into the book and at times it was just disjointed and hard to follow. It bounced around the stewardesses a little too much for my liking. It also wasn’t cohesive in the topics that it was covering. There was just no flow or order. It’s a bummer because I really wanted to like it more than I did. I’m still glad I read it and learned a few things too. Can’t go EVER wrong with that!