Flight: A Novel by acclaimed Spokane writer Sherman Alexie is a fantasy novel that deals with the issue of adoption and the foster system for Native American children. The plot follows the life of a troubled teen as he is transported back and forth in time in a search for his true identity. The magical realism plays out as a 15-year-old youth named Zits, recently released from juvenile detention, suddenly shifts into a bank robber holding a gun. The character again changes or shapeshifts into an FBI agent shooting at Indian activists in the 1970's. The change continues as Zits transforms into an Indian scout riding with Custer. The youth travels in time and space and even becomes his alcoholic father at 50. The idea that all people are capable of good and evil is brought out in these contemporary and historical confrontations. ATOS Reading Level: 3.7; Reading Level: 3.2; Lexile Measure: 550.