Full Flight (Hardcover)

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“Full of humor, whimsy, and heartache, Full Flight explores the many notes of grief and love and the happiness found in the soft moments between. Schumacher’s sophomore novel punches you in the feels and I can’t wait for her to do it again.” - Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics and Geekerella

Ashley Schumacher’s Full Flight is about how first love shapes us—even after it’s gone.


Everyone else in the tiny town of Enfield, Texas, calls fall football season, but for the forty-three members of the Fighting Bearcat Marching Band, it’s contest season. And for new saxophonist Anna James, it’s her first chance to prove herself as the great musician she’s trying hard to be.

When she’s assigned a duet with mellophone player Weston Ryan, the boy her small-minded town thinks of as nothing but trouble, she’s equal parts thrilled and intimidated. But as he helps her with the duet, and she sees the smile he seems to save just for her, she can’t help but feel like she’s helping him with something too.

When her strict parents find out she’s been secretly seeing him and keep them apart, Anna and Weston learn what it truly means to fight for something they love. With the marching contest nearing and the two falling hard for one another, the unthinkable happens, and Anna is left grappling for a way forward without Weston.

About the Author


Ashley Schumacher is the author of Amelia Unabridged and Full Flight and has a degree in creative writing from the University of North Texas. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either singing Disney songs, finding new and exciting ways to pester her family, or trying to find her inside voice, which has been sadly missing since birth. She lives in a small town north of Dallas with her husband, son, and more books than is strictly necessary.

Praise For…


Praise for Full Flight:

Bustle, "Most Anticipated Books of February"

Goodreads, "68 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2022 "

The Nerd Daily, "72 Upcoming YA Book Releases to Add to Your TBR"

United By Pop, "20 Exciting YA Book Releases For February"

"Full Flight really does capture that flush of first love and the overpowering magnetism that can pull two teens together....an unabashed, heart-on-sleeve romance." - NPR

"Schumacher’s gorgeous writing immerses readers in the aching emotions of close friendship and first love... Told in alternating first-person perspectives, the narrative memorably portrays anxiety and depression without explicitly naming either, weaving these subjects into well-drawn everyday scenes. A powerful, unforgettable story of loneliness and belonging." - Kirkus, Starred Review

"If you like your books to leave you ugly crying in your car after just thinking about it, weeks after you've finished, then you need this book." - Buzzfeed, "40 New YA Books Releasing Before Spring That You'll Want To Get Your Hands On"

"From the author of one of 2021’s best young adult novels (Amelia, Unabridged) comes a lyrical tale of first love and tragedy in a high school marching band that will definitely leave you ugly crying by the end. Schumacher’s prose is lovely and her writing demonstrates an astute understanding of how to write emotion in ways that feel both immediate and real." - Paste Magazine, "Best New YA Books of February"

"Ashley Schumacher has the power to capture unique and deep emotions...Truly an unforgettable read." - The Young Folks, "Best Books of 2022 so far"

“A great young love story full of heart and sadness. You will root for these two to be together as you read along. Author Schumacher does a great job in detailing how the two characters feel and emote. These feelings can be just about anyone and you’re left thinking about it long after you’ve read it.” - Red Carpet Crash

"This heartbreaker definitely requires a box of tissues nearby, but it’s well-worth the journey!" - The Honey Pop, "Sweet Reads: Spread the Love with these February Book Releases"

“Full of humor, whimsy, and heartache, Full Flight explores the many notes of grief and love and the happiness found in the soft moments between. Schumacher’s sophomore novel punches you in the feels and I can’t wait for her to do it again.” - Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics and Geekerella

“Schumacher composes a bittersweet symphony of heartbreak and self-awareness set to the wondrous lyrics of first love. The story of Anna and Weston will remain with me for the rest of my life.” - Erin Hahn, author of You'd Be Mine, More Than Maybe, and Never Saw You Coming

Praise for Amelia Unabridged:

Book Riot, “Winter 2021 YA Books for Your TBR”

Goodreads, “Most Anticipated YA Titles of 2021”

Culturess, “21 YA Book Releases We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021”

"Already one of my favorite books of the year, this is one you'll toss at your book loving friends and quickly form your own lil book groups around." - Buzzfeed, "40 Contemporary Books We're Looking Forward To Reading In 2021"

“Ultimately a story of self-discovery offered up with the sweetness of wish-fulfillment romance, it’s a novel sure to please anyone who wants a story of love and reading.” - Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"Schumacher centers storytelling as a means of expression, connection, and keeping the dead alive in this emotionally immersive debut....Employing expressive prose that communicates the emotion and tumult that can accompany the death of a loved one at any age, Schumacher leaves characters—and readers—with a sense of hope." - Publishers Weekly

"Schumacher’s lovely debut will have romantics swooning over blonde-haired, blue-eyed Amelia and black-haired Nolan’s love story. These two teens have endured loss and family trauma, but both have found acceptance and family elsewhere, and bring out the best in each other. The novel is also an ode to the love of reading and how books can provide the magic and comfort needed during difficult times. Recommended for all YA collections." - School Library Journal

"A beautiful, quirky, and magical story about broody authors, best friendships, and the imaginary worlds we call home. With lyrical prose and a romance that'll sweep you off your feet, Ashley Schumacher makes you believe in the impossibility of happily ever afters." - Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics and Geekerella

“Schumacher wrote a glittering love letter of a debut, aimed at the hearts and souls of book worms everywhere. The layered and complex stories shared by sweet Amelia and revised by the enigmatic Nolan, broke my heart and bound it back together once more, sealed with a perfect kiss.” - Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine, More Than Maybe, and Never Saw You Coming

"...a gorgeous, layered, and impactful young adult novel. What a memorable story, and what a talented writer Schumacher is." - Sean Loughran, Avocado Diaries

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250779786
ISBN-10: 1250779782
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English