The Novel Adventure of a Stewardess Wannabe Who Becomes a Flight Attendant
We have Sherri Van Ness, a nineteen-year-old girl from Kansas who wants to become a stewardess. What I loved about Sherri is that you could tell she was young, she still had that child-like innocence. Many times, authors write books about teenagers, and they’re missing that childlikeness. For the most part, Sherri still possessed that.
The book begins with Sherri boarding a flight to head to her training class. She is offered a drink, which she excitedly accepts. Oh, the joy of being underage and not getting carded. Also loved how she considered twenty-seven and up “old”. Not too long ago (I’m 31) that was me, and now I’m fighting for my life, saying 30 isn’t old. I don’t know, I just found myself chuckling at that part.
The training kind of walks you through what it would be like to become a flight attendant. You go through flight mock-ups, observation training, learn to mix a few drinks, and safety procedures. It’s intense. The other crewmates (classmates) are also interesting characters. I had some favorites and some that I did not care for.
Sherri also seems to have quite an adventure as far as her love life is concerned. I enjoyed that. She’s young, figuring it out, finding herself, and there is nothing wrong with options. I liked her character. She is smart, sweet, and got some sass to her. This was a fun and entertaining read. Can’t wait to see what else this author does.
Suz was a flight attendant for thirteen of her twenty-five years with UAL. She began penning FlightLog with the help of the Naperville Writer’s Group, outside of Chicago. There, she published in their annual pamphlet, had a humor piece printed in an online magazine, and contributed many articles to local newspapers. At the time of publication, she is busy working on FlightLog II.
Away from the keyboard, Suz loves yoga, reading, cooking, listening to music and playing her guitar. She still enjoys mapping out travel to faraway places she’s never seen, as well as planning return trips to her favorite spots.
She currently lives in Southern California and has two grown children. Today, she’s in healthcare, where she’s worked since 2014. Suz was the ‘baby’ of her flight attendant classes – and the ‘senior’ student in her nursing classes. She’s eager to write that story as well: a novice baby-boomer RN begins her dream career as a travel nurse – just as a pandemic breaks out!
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Hello MLM! Thanks so very much for reviewing my new (First) book, FlightLog, and for posting such an interesting review! You picked up on things I tried to convey I feel others may have missed. Please know how much appreciate the time and care you took! Sincerely, Sue
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You’re welcome. It was such a good book.
I liked the review.
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