The Sky Between You and Me

The Sky Between You and Me

eBook - 2017
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An emotional and heart wrenching novel about grief and striving for perfection. Lighter. Leaner. Faster. Raesha will to do whatever it takes to win Nationals. For her, competing isn't just about the speed of her horse or the thrill of the win. It's about honoring her mother's memory and holding onto a dream they once shared. Lighter. Leaner. Faster. For an athlete, every second counts. Raesha knows minus five on the scale will let her sit deeper in her saddle, make her horse lighter on his feet. And lighter, leaner, faster gives her the edge she needs over the new girl on the team, a girl who keeps flirting with Raesha's boyfriend and making plans with her best friend. So she focuses on minus five. But if she isn't careful, she's going to lose more than just the people she loves, she's going to lose herself to lighter, leaner, faster ... "Sit quietly with this book. Feel the wind, the dusty air. Taste the sorrow and the wonder. Listen to the heart that is beating on every page. Then be grateful that Catherine Alene gave us this stunning story. It's a thing of beauty."--Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor and National Book Award Finalist.
Publisher: Sourcebooks, 2017
ISBN: 9781492638551
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jul 24, 2018

This book could have been good. But sadly, it just wasn’t. Catherine Alene was not able to pull of the novel in verse style whatsoever. The lack of punctuation and style almost kept me from reading this book because nothing hooked me, not even the protagonist’s love for horses; and trust me when I say I love horses. The main character was annoying and infuriating. I understand that the author wished to put her own experiences with an eating disorder in this novel, but there should have been a better way to do it because none of it intrigued me. Her relationships with friends was horribly executed, and by the end of the book I still didn’t really know the character. I suggest reading “This Impossible Light” by Lily Myers instead; it covers the same topic but in a much more readable manner. Rating 1/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library


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