This is a very late and off-schedule review but anyway, HELLO AGAIN!
It’s already snowy December ( we don’t have snow in MY ) And that’s mean we just need a little wait for this gem to be RELEASED!!
Title : The Sky Is Mine
Author : Amy Beashel
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Release Date : February 6, 2020
Genre : YA, Contemporary
Pages total : 304 pages
No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She’s about to change all that…
In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy know three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she’s been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad’s control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.
When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.
For fans of Sara Barnard, Louise O’Neill and E. Lockhart, The Sky is Mine is a powerful exploration of rape culture and domestic abuse, and a moving story of women learning to love themselves enough to demand to be heard.
Warning : This book contains rape, sexual harassment, domestic abuse and anything similar. Please consider to read it. Thank you ❤
First thing first, I honestly don’t think this book is for me when I started it. I mean, I like the summary but then it meant nothing for me. But anyway, I just kept going and YES I DIDN’T DNF THIS BOOK!
For me it’s a bit slow at first. Like there’s nothing happens and the characters are going nowhere. And then the finger just snapped, everything’s happened.
This book discuss about Izzy, a teenager living with a toxic stepdad and a controlled mother. Everything is her life are just going crazy. She lost her virginity to a not-so-good partner, threads of ‘those’ photos going viral around her school, best friend abandoning her and she keeps thinking that her life is gonna end for good. How she handle these shits? Find out yourself
I love how the concept is quite basic and simple yet brings lots of important messages. About how you find and love yourself when your life is at its last blood ( get what I mean? I made it sounded dramatic ) Also about who should you believe and who will stand by your side at certain situations.
Character development for Izzy is a masterpiece, I dare say. She evolves so much from the beginning of the weak Izzy into a mighty mentally powerful Izzy. She can be quite annoying sometime but, you’ll get over it. And Grace, Izzy’s best friend is just such a fantastic person for our MC ❤ although she is a bit harsh and curse a lot, but she’s the perfect person to be with Izzy and support her in such ways.
Despite all the fun, I found myself in disappointment at some point. The author is lacking vocabulary. I feel very guilty to say this but this is what I honestly think. And the writing style is not quite fit my taste but I’m A-OKAY with that BTW, it’s a fun read.
The next point is setting. Amy Beashel did not put a lot of effort to describe the background and places in the book, which makes it harder for international readers to imagine and feel the location. I mean, I never leave my country and I have no idea what a UK’s small town would look like
4 / 5
Thank you so much for Netgalley as they approved me to review this book. It is an awesome opportunity to experience this masterpiece before it hits the shelves