Jillian Cantor Searching for Sky Bloomsbury 2014 $19.99pb 278pp ISBN 978 1 4088 4664 3
Themes: California, USA/ Grandmothers/ Islands/ Love stories/ Survival
Sky who is sixteen, has lived alone on the island with River ever since her mother and stepfather died and she cannot imagine any other life. They forage for food together, curl up at night to sleep together and spend every waking hour in each other’s company. Then, one day a boat arrives and they are taken back to California where they were born and are separated. Broken hearted, Sky doesn’t even try to fit into her grandmother’s life style and spends her time searching for River. This is an absorbing and succinctly written book that keeps the reader guessing until the final (and really sad) chapter.
Year 8 up/ Age 12 up