Lucy, a regular 15-year-old teenage girl, was just an ordinary kid - nothing more, nothing less - but when she learned that her dad has another child from an affair he had a while ago, she started to question everything she thought she knew about her family, her life, and her own self. She's got an 8-year-old brother now, and the girl doesn't really know how to react to that.
The only question that's constantly popping in her head is how could her dad, the man that she considered to be a saint, betray his wife and daughters like that? What was he thinking about when he was having that affair and how could her mother forgive the bastard after what he's done? And finally - why on Earth isn't her sister shocked by this terrifying news as much as Lucy is?
Maybe they've all known about it for years and simply didn't want her to get hurt? That's a bunch of B.S! After her dad's nasty secret comes out, Lucy becomes more and more reclusive, shying away both from her family and her friends. Simon, her boyfriend, doesn't support her 100%, and that is why the young woman decides to take some time to herself to process it all.
One day, out of the blue, she decides to leave home and go to Maine to visit her grandfather that she hasn't seen in ages. There, she gets a chance to learn everything she wanted about her parents' secrets. But is she really ready to discover the real truth? Just Fly Away is a fascinating story of love, hate, family secrets, betrayal, forgiveness, redemption and finding your place in the world. Hands down, Andrew McCarthy wrote one of the best books of the year!