Float by Laura Martin


From the critically acclaimed author of the Edge of Extinction series comes this fast-paced, action-packed, and heartfelt adventure about a group of kids with uncontrollable abilities, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman, Lisa McMann, and Dan Gutman!Emerson can float…he just can’t do it very well.His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants...

Details Float

Release DateMay 29th, 2018
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy

Reviews Float

  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edleweiss PlusEmerson has a category five RISK rating, but not because he is a threat to others. He can float, and without his weighted vest and shoes, could end up floating away from earth and being in grave danger. His single mother is very stressed at the thought of having him monitored over the summer, so is very excited to send him to Camp Outlier, where children at RISK can be supervised and have a more typical summer experience....
  • Rhiannon White
    If you're looking for a cross between Percy Jackson, the X-Men, and the 1995 movie Heavyweights, then I think you'll get a blast out of Float! The book follows a group of boys with superpowers that range from awkward (sticking to things) to funny (randomly invisible body parts) to dangerous (time-traveling). The boys meet at a summer camp for kids with their abilities, the first time they've ever been surrounded by people like them. Between the c...
  • Robert Kent
    I loved Laura Martin’s Edge of Extinction books and I love Float as well. Essentially, Float is a kids with powers at summer camp story, but told with the same wit and flare for adventure as EOE. The main character, Emerson, has to be tied to things and weighted down to keep from floating away. His new friends have powers such as partial invisibility and uncontrollable time travel, which leads to all sorts of adventures and comedic scenarios. T...
  • Benjamin Bookman
    A well written story that has plenty to be interesting without getting too bogged down along the way. It is very clearly influenced by other books in the genre, and too similar to feel all that original. But still a fun read, with room for a sequel or continuation.
  • Pam
    This will appeal to middle grade readers though it's not one of my favorites. The story moved slowly and the characters were flat.However, the concept will appeal to younger readers and they'll relate to the camp experiences and feeling unique and different from others.
  • Carolyn
    I won this book in a giveaway and I cannot wait to get back to school and share this with a lucky reader. I enjoyed being at camp with Emerson and his friends.
  • JT
    Won an ARC. Book was funny and exciting.
  • Laura
    A perfect read for Middle School Boys set in a camp for people with different abilities. In this case, Emerson literally floats, tethered to earth by heavy shoes and a vest (and tied into his bed at night). He quickly makes friends with his bunkmates, each of whom isn't quite normal (one can set things on fire, one time-travels, and one could be called the sometimes invisible boy). They have the same experiences many campers have, with bonfires a...
  • Mary Librarian
    This book is so much fun! At Camp Outliers kids with superpowers that aren’t so super are given the chance at a “normal” summer. Typical camp shenanigans are mixed with a time travel element. Boys especially will enjoy the adventure, humor, and friendship among the RISK kids. From advance reader copy.