The title of Chapter 1 is The Last Normal Friday. Now you know after reading that, you're in for some action and adventure and that is exactly what happens in Flight of Blue: Keeper of the Keys Chronicles (Volume 1)
. Our protagonist is a regular 12-year-old boy living a somewhat regular life, except that his family moves around a lot and you'll find out why. Only Kai's not so regular and neither are his parents.
Kai is abruptly thrown into circumstances he could never have imagined. He has to transition from being a kid who is moving through life in the usual middle school way into a young man who has to lead a band of friends, accept new responsibilities and make snap decisions not only to survive himself but to save his friends.
Flight of Blue is a book about the value of friendship - with friends old and new, choosing whether or not to accept a strange and uncertain future, facing frightening and confusing situations which defy understanding and trusting strangers to teach and guide you.
I don't know what the genre is, middle grade fantasy maybe? But I found it great adult reading in the tradition of Madeleine L'Engle and her A Wrinkle in Time series and Austin Family Chronicles.
Can't wait for the next installment.