Alex has worked out a foolproof plan to avoid being picked on. Don't React. It's so simple, it just might work. David, a boy in his class, does react. He's branded a weirdo, becomes an outcast, and is given a terrible nickname. Alex is determined not to suffer the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is what it promises true — will a boy really fly?<i>The Icarus Show </i>is an unforgettable story about friendship, loneliness, and a strange kind of genius.