Kid’s Book Review: Fly High Crew

Kid’s Book Review: Fly High Crew

About the Book and Authors

This is the first book in a new action-packed, laugh-out-loud, high-energy series for boys and girls. It features adults taken over by aliens and a brave group of kids who must work together as a team to stop them!

It is written by TV personalities and Diversity street dance superstars, brothers Ashley and Jordan Banjo and will be published in early April by Scholastic.

Brothers Trey and Jax spend after-school hours rehearsing with their street dance collective the Fly High Crew, until the evening they see a green beam of light flash out of the sky and are thrown into an out-of-this-world adventure! Aliens have landed and are mind-controlling all the teachers and adults: can the Fly High Crew work together as a team and save the day?

Fly High Crew cover
Ashley and Jordan Banjo

TV personalities and Diversity dance collective members Ashley and Jordan Banjo and best known for their dancing rather than their writing skills!

Ashley Banjo is the founder of street dance collective Diversity, which won ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, he is also a judge on ITV’s “Dancing On Ice” and “Britain’s Got Talent”.

Jordan Banjo is a member of Diversity and presented BBC One’s “The Greatest Dancer” and is currently the presenter on KISS FM’s “Breakfast with Jordan & Perri”.

This is the first of two books that they have written in collaboration with Alexandra Sheppard and now we have read this we are sure that that Banjo duo will now be recognised as authors too.


Book Review

I thought it was a perfect mixture of fantasy and adventure

I loved this book! It was AMAZING! I couldn’t put it down, as it captured me and really pulled me into the story.

I thought it was a perfect mixture of fantasy and adventure. It was smooth in the way that it went from an ordinary day to being very surreal, you were eased into it rather than going straight into the action, which made it more mysterious.

My favourite character was Jax, as he was unnoticed and not everyone took him seriously, sometimes his ideas are slightly out of this world! I thought he really shone through at the end and that’s why he is my favourite character. I liked all the other characters too though.

Jax and Trey (and the rest of the crew) have a normal life, go to school, go to street dancing club, go home, just a normal life. Well, then it gets weird, first it’s just Mr Crankshaw, but then the other teachers, then everyone else as well! Why were they acting like this? It’s up to the Fly High Crew to figure out and save the day!

I loved this book, that is why I give it A FIVE STAR REVIEW! I am pleased that there is another book coming out because I will definitely be reading it!



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Reviewer Profile

Junior Reviewer Esme
  • Name: Esme
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: reading, dancing and baking
  • Dislikes: rugby and maths
  • Favourite Book: Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
  • Favourite Film: The Sound of Music
  • Favourite Song: I'm Still Standing by Elton John