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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Dream Take Flight: An Unconventional Journey is a work of memoir non-fiction penned by author Lisa Turner. Self-described as the story of ‘a shy girl’ who breaks the rules, this inspiring and heart-warming tale of triumph focuses on the author’s resilience against the standard career path for girls and women during the 1960s. Since childhood, it had been clear to Lisa that her interests in mechanics and workshop activities were far more concentrated than anything to do with the kitchen or sewing, but it takes her many years to finally fulfill her dreams of actually building her own airplane. What results is an inspirational story of achieving dreams at any age, against any expectations.
Though it is largely a personal memoir concerning early childhood influences versus recent achievements, author Lisa Turner is attentive to her audience’s interest in bringing their own dreams to life. The narration talks directly to readers in a powerful way, and also includes bonus materials in the self-help genre to enable them to set their own goals, refute expectations and do what they have always dreamed of. I also liked the organization of the book and the time jumps from past to present, making it clear where Lisa’s influences came from and how she persisted with her dream despite the path she felt forced onto at times by society. Overall, Dream Take Flight: An Unconventional Story delivers exactly what it promises and is a valuable read for anybody looking to fulfil their own dreams and fight their battles with expectations.