The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Piper McCloud, an imaginative, curious, irrepressibly positive girl, lives in a very quiet rural town where nothing out of the ordinary happens nor is it welcome. But, when Piper is seen flying, shocking the town's people isn't the only consequence. The McCloud's home is swarmed by reporters, until Dr. Hellion and her swat team descend upon the McCloud home clearing the area of any reporters and voyeurs. Dr. Hellion explains to the McClouds that she has a special school where children like Piper can go and learn in safety. Not realizing she'll be leaving her parents, Piper agrees to go to the school. She's always wanted to go to school (rather then being isolated at home). The school seems wonderful, except for Conrad, who bullies the kids. However, not everything is as it seems. Piper will need all of the courage and love in her heart to overcome all that is against her. And somehow, overcome she does.
This book was interesting and uplifting. I don't know if there will be others to follow, but I would enjoy reading more about Piper and her unique friends.
This is the art on the paperback cover. I think the art on the hardcover edition makes the book seem very serious and somber. The cover here protrays the action that's also waiting for the reader to enjoy.