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Love Like Sky

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  76 reviews
"Love ain't like that."
"How is it then?" Peaches asked, turning on her stomach to face me.
"It's like sky. If you keep driving and driving, gas will run out, right?"
"That's why we gotta go to the gas station."
"Yep. But have you ever seen the sky run out? No matter how far we go?"
"No, when we look up, there it is."
"Well that's the kind of love Daddy and Mama got for us, Peac
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
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Cortney (cortingbooks)
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mini Me review: One of my favorite books this year. It was a story about love and how a family sticks together to make it through hard times.
Mar 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read MG but this cover is flapping gorgeous
Amie's Book Reviews
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the opening scene of LOVE LIKE SKY, G-baby is entertaining her younger sister Peaches by repeatedly dancing the "Nae Nae" and the "Dougie." I defy anyone to read this and not smile. I believe that would be impossible.

LOVE LIKE SKY is set in the town of Snellville, Georgia, where eleven-year-old G-baby, her younger sister Peaches (real names - Georgiana And Patrice) and their mother have moved to a new town after their mother's marriage to their new stepdaddy, Frank. G-baby had initially been
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love Like Sky is written perfectly for middle-school aged children. As the mother of both a 7 and a 9 year old, I’d be excited for my girls to read a story with flawed characters but boasts unbreakable bonds, love and resilience. I enjoyed this well-written work.

I received an advanced review copy (ARC) of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Synopsis from Publisher/
Ages 8-12
"Love ain't like that
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

A charming tale told through the eyes of a young girl dealing with the divorce of her parents and their subsequent remarriages. In today’s society, so many families must learn to navigate the “blending” of two families, step-siblings and step-parents and rarely is a book written that truly seems to come from a child’s point of view.

LOVE LIKE SKY by Leslie C. Youngblood is told through the Georgie’s eyes and heart as she tries to deal with a stepmother she doesn’t care for, a
La La - Everyone's Crazy Aunt
4.5 on the blog.

I'll be back; this book is stellar...

I was approved for an eARC, via Netgalley, in return for an honest review.
Kiki Cole
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ugh, what a cute and familial story! To start off with the negative, the writing was a little slow and hard to read but I could understand why it was like that. Plus, I had issues relating to the story as well. I didn’t really like the main character either, but she was a good one in some points. I think this is a fabulous and funky middle grade novel, especially for those with broken families or sick family members. It is definitely a book that could offer some advice or motivation.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
@disneyhyperion #partner - I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Georgie and her little sister Peach’s parents got divorced and each parent has started building new lives for themselves while trying their best to keep things inclusive and sensitive to their girls. On one of their visits with their biological Dad, Georgie does something daring and a little selfish after which everyone's lives change for better or worse.

Love Lik
I received this book as an advanced reader's copy because of our demand for JFiction books on family values and when I opened the book I was expecting something completely different in a good way. I am blown away by the themes and messages this book reflects on G-baby and Peaches and their meaning of love from their family. When we hear the word sky, we think of the color blue and the infamous phrase "the sky is the limit." The love that G-baby and Peaches family has for the both of them is love ...more
Dee Price
After G-Baby's mother remarries, she and her sister Peaches are uprooted from their home and friends when they move in with their new step-dad. G-Baby has trouble blending in to this new extended family and misses her former neighborhood and friends. When tragedy strikes her family, everyone pulls together and G-Baby realizes what's really important.

I found this book to be rather slow-paced and the main character was a tad bit annoying but it also had a pertinent message about dealing with blend
Brenda Kahn
Realistic story of sisterhood and blended family well-told. Engaging voice, interesting characters.
Michelle (FabBookReviews)
Terrific, so poignant and lovely! I absolutely fell in love with the main character Georgie, as well as her sisters Peaches and Tangie- such wonderfully written characters.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love Like Sky felt very real. Leslie C. Youngblood’s middlegrade novel about a young girl navigating the tumultuous experiences that come alongside the divorce of one’s parents as well as their remarrying. G-baby, or Georgie, is working through the vast array of emotions as she deals with a stepsister who doesn’t seem to like her and a stepmother that she personally does not like herself. And when her younger sister, Peaches, suddenly comes down with an illness that lands her in the hospital, G- ...more
I had the opportunity to read a NetGalley digital ARC of this middle grade novel in exchange for a review. So many families experience stress when divorce occurs, and the original partners marry other people and bring different members together into what is called “blended families”. Children usually bear a large part of the burden when they have to adjust to two different households and build new relationships with stepsiblings. This realistic fiction story addresses that in a way that many mid ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
“Love Like Sky” by Leslie C. Youngblood is a children’s (and young adult?) book that gives a glimpse into the challenges of dealing with broken families and forming new ties. Young Georgie (G-baby) and Patrice (Peaches) are as close as two sisters can be, but they’re adjusting to their new stepsister Tangie and stepfather Frank, not to mention their dad’s new wife Millicent (who they privately call Millipede). A tragedy threatens to snap the fragile ties the families are forming but may force th ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the @KidLitExchange network for the free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Love Like Sky is a sweet middle grade novel about blended families, sisters, and growing up. Both of Georgie's parents have recently remarried and she's still trying to get used to all the changes. Along with new step-parents, she also has a new older step-sister who she desperately wants to be close with. The author dives into the complicated dynamics of newly blended families. This is a great
Tamala Love Everett
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful books about blended families and love. The cover caught my eye at Barnes and Noble. I read it with my nine year old daughter. We both love it and will more books by this wonderful author.
Meredith Spidel
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet book that allows young readers to grapple with some of the bigger life issues kids experience in today's world, along with a very realistic look at the modern family. Thanks for sending an ARC my way for review, Disney Books!
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A sweet summer coming-of-age story—a little family drama, a little adventure, a little friendship struggle, and a little crush, all combining to make a lovely read.
Laura Gardner
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
beautiful early #mglit book about family and choices.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Like Sky is a story about sisters. About the responsibility of having to be 'the big sister' and what that can do for you when your world has changed irreparably and you have to be the strong one. When you just want to be a kid for a change. To not have to be a role model. To not have to be good at adapting and explaining to your younger sister. But at the same time, G-Baby yearns for a big sister of her own, a companion, a source of security in this vast un-tethered world of a new family.

Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
NOTE: I received an eARC via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

The storyline and lovely cover drew me in to Love Like Sky, but unfortunately it didn't quite hold up. It is hard to write a brief, but accurate synopsis as this book has a lot going on in it, which is one of the reasons it fell short for me. G-Baby is trying to deal with her sick sister, a new stepsister who seems to hate her, a growing interest in a boy, a new blended family and relocation, her best frien
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Love Like Sky by Leslie C Youngblood

I was drawn to Love Like Sky after seeing some other book reviewers and teachers recommend it on social media. I was also drawn the simple, yet elegant cover. I began reading and was immediately drawn in by the overwhelming sense of love between the two sisters, G-Baby and Peaches. As I read, I found myself laughing and crying. I found myself identifying with this very accurate portrayal of
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love Like Sky- what a fabulous way to describe the unending love of family. Fell in love with the narrator G Baby and all the characters. Youngblood captured the emotions connected to the special bond of sisters, as well as the tensions and the triumphs that happen with blended families- important to be seen so readers can relate and connect to Georgie. An inspiring MG novel to explore friendships, family and so much more. #LoveLikeSky
Brooke Banks
>>Contains: divorced & re-married parents, blended families, step siblings, dead siblings, health and disabilities, fat shaming, grief, bullying, police brutality and protesting,
>>I love the cover.
>>Quick to fall in with the flow, voice, and finish in one sitting for adults and advanced readers. Middle graders will find it hard to put down and forget wanting to know what happens next with these relatable characters.
>>Super adorable and sweet throughout. There's a lo
Ms. Yingling
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Public library copy

Georgiana (frequently called G-Baby or Georgie) is fairly comfortable with her blended family. They have moved out from the Atlanta metropolitan area to a smaller town, and Georgie gets along well with her stepfather. Her older step-sister, Tangie, is very interesting, but has little time for her new sibling. Georgie, however, is quite nice to her annoying younger sister, Peaches. When the girls return to the city to visit their father and his new wife Millicent (whom they cal
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm hoping that this author will write another one about G-baby and her blended up family.
This book is more than adequate for middle schoolers or any adult.
I am adding this author to my long list of favorite people.
I can relate to G baby in some of the things that were mentioned in this book. Like moving to a new state new school and making new friends and somewhere along the line wwith a step mother as well but this didn't happen to me until 1998 after I was old enough and my real mom passed a
Ms. Arca
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5? For what it provides in a middle grade book with a range of well done black characters, this is one of strongest I’ve read yet.

Yes yes yes to this book. Recently divorced parents, a newly blended family, a serious health scare, sustaining a positive best friendship, standing up to a bully... there’s so much for Georgie to navigate and she does her best sorting it all out with her best friends, little sister, and new step sister. Her older step sister’s character beautifully allows for intro
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredibly sweet family story. It reads young--probably 3rd-6th grade--but this tells the story of such a beautiful, joyful, imperfect family, that you can't help but have all the feelings right along with them.

G-baby and her little sister Peaches are trying to figure out what life looks like now. Their parents have gotten divorced, and everything is shifting under them. They're living with their mother and her new husband now, along with a teenage stepsister (who wants nothing to do
Paige Green
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from KidLitExchange and Disney Hyperion. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Genre: MG Contemporary

Recommended Age: 10+ (love, illness, and blended families)

Pages: 304

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Synopsis: Disney-Hyperion has bought debut author Leslie C. Youngblood's middle-grade novel Love Like Sky, as well as a sequel. Love Like Sky follows Georgie as she tries to find her place in her “blended-up” family, with both her parents remarried and a new
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Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former
assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at
Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She’s been
awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo’s Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian
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