Friday, March 31, 2017
The Sky Between You and Me
Lexile = NP
I've commented before that I don't really like books in verse; I think it is cheating a bit at writing. In the author's notes at the back of this book, she says that she began with just a poem and ended with a book. The poetic form works for this difficult topic, but I still wished for more description and character development.
Raesha's Mom died a few years ago, leaving her and her Father to stumble along in their grief. Rae's beloved dog, Blue is injured in a cattle round up because of the recklessness of a new girl in town. Rae is determined to NOT become friends with this girl. But Kierra seems to fall in with this little rodeo crowd and Rae begins to spiral into destructive thoughts in an effort to be a better barrel racer and keep the boy that she loves.
The Sky Between You and Me is a quick read, due to the poetic nature of writing.
No book trailer available for this title, but HERE is a clip of barrel-racing, in case you don't know what I am talking about.