Monday, October 11, 2010

Review - The Sky Always Hears Me And The Hills Don't Mind

From Goodreads:

I borrow the car again from Grandma and drive out to my hill. I scream I AM A BIG FAT ZERO, plus I AM SWEARING OFF KISSING FOREVER, and I HATE BEING A SECRET SEX FIEND, about sixteen times each. Then I sit very still and watch a hawk swirl over the fields. I have to get a new life before I go crazy.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan lives in a hick town. Her mom was killed in a car accident when she was two, her dad drinks, and her stepmom is a non-entity. Her boyfriend Derek is boring and she can't stop staring at her coworker Rob's cute butt. Then there's the kiss she shared with her neighbor Tessa . . . But when Morgan discovers a devastating secret about the one person she completely trusted, her entire world crashes and she must redefine her life and herself.

Compelling and complex, The Sky Always Hears Me is a fast-paced narrative with raw humor and a heart-wrenching twist.

My Thoughts:

A cute story about Morgan, a high school girl who lives out in the middle of "Central Nowhere" in Nebraska. She's a typical teen who has lots of friends, a boyfriend, and excels in school. She has a favorite spot that visits frequently, that she calls The Hill. It is where she goes when she wants to scream out her frustrations, whatever they may be. She also enjoys writing fortunes on Post It Notes and leaving them random places for others to find. The story covers her relationship with her grandmother, in which some family secrets are revealed that throws Morgan into tailspin. Partner that with her break-up with her long-time boyfriend, kisses from a girl who adores her and a new relationship with a guy that she works with at the grocery store, and you have one FANTASTIC novel that is just begging to be read! Loved it!

Photobucket Very Good!

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Flux; 1 edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738715042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738715049


Wall-to-wall books said...

Sounds like a good one for the next read-a-thon!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Sounds like a really intriguing book! Sounds like Morgan has a lot deal with!

Marce said...

I have had this one on my list for a long time, forgot it was YA though. It still sounds intriguing.

Great review Missy


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