Fight + Flight by Jules Machias

Fight + Flight

Jules Machias

377 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ middle grade emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced


Jules Machias, author of Indie Next List Pick Both Can Be True, delivers another inspiring story about how an unexpected friendship transforms the lives of two middle schoolers.Avery Hart lives for the thrill and speed of her dirt bike and the pou...

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Community Reviews Summary of 89 reviews


emotional 91%
hopeful 75%
inspiring 58%
reflective 58%
funny 25%
informative 25%
lighthearted 25%
adventurous 16%
tense 16%
challenging 8%
sad 8%
dark 4%
relaxing 4%


medium 77%
fast 18%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

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