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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: A Tinfoil Sky

A Tinfoil Sky
Author: Cyndi Sand-eveland
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publication date: 2012
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 224
Rate: 4.5 stars

Summary: Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love seem to be about to come true. But some mistakes cannot be easily forgiven or erased. Her grandmother is not what Mel expects, and though the local library offers sanctuary, a real home seems beyond her grasp. Mel’s determination to rise above what fate has dealt is about to change that.

Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s work with homeless youth gives her characters an authenticity no reader will forget. Ultimately, a story of hope and acceptance, A Tinfoil Sky is a powerful, can’t-putit- down novel.

Review: This book is written from a 12 year olds perspective. But not just any 12 year old, one who is mature beyond her years. Made that way because of her mothers bad choices by the end of the book all you want is for Mel to be happy and safe. I admire Mel for many reasons. She is strong, smart, and independent. Even though she could have just let he grandmother push her around and treat her like crap she didn't. She stood up for herself and made it known that she wasn't her mother. Mel is well mannered and has a love of books. The moment you meet her you live her and just hope to see her succeed. But then you also wish to have been able to meet Tux but are happy to have been able to meet Ed. This book will capture your heart and refuse to let go.

Quality of writing: 8
Pace: 8
Plot development: 9
Characters: 10
Enjoyability: 9.5
Insightfulness: 10
Ease of reading: 9
I recommend this book!

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