Red Scare by Liam Francis Walsh
Rachel’s Pick: Peggy is a young girl who suffers from polio, making it extremely difficult to walk, even with assistance. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only issue she has to face. At home, she has a father who has PTSD from the Korean war. At school, she endures constant bullying because of her condition. One day, Peggy goes with her mother to work and finds a strange object that gives her incredible power, the power to fly. This power comes with many pros and cons that she discovers throughout the story. Red Scare was a great book with a noir-esque feel to it. It approached many interesting topics and had a very sci-fi take on the situation after the Korean war.