Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor - ADVISABLE

Cantor, Jillian Searching for Sky, 276 pgs. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. $17.99.

Language: PG (13 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG 

Sky and River have been living on an island in the Pacific Ocean since they were young and it is the only life that Sky remembers.  Her mom and River's father, Helmut, have died leaving her and River all alone.  Although Sky is content and happy, River seems restless.  Sky is surprised when a boat shows up to take them home but River doesn't seem surprised at all.  Now they are back in California and everything is different.  Sky is trying to acclimate to life off the island but, mostly,  she is thinking of way to get back.  She doesn't know where River is and why he hasn't tried to find her.  Most importantly, she is learning how she ended up on the island and the knowledge leaves her unsettled and scared. 

Interesting idea, interesting book.  I was engaged from the beginning to the end and enjoyed it.  It was interesting to watch Sky as she experienced the many things we take for granted on a daily basis and how foreign and confusing that would be.   

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