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From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash.

The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 17th 2020 by Philomel Books (first published 2020)
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Maddyreads
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the multiple perspectives of the book, and I loved getting to know all the characters. However, I felt the beginning was a bit slow!
Rebecca McKanna
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early version of this magical novel. The mystery at the heart of this book is captivating! It’s impossible not to keep turning the pages to find out what happened to the boys in the past and how the girls will cope in the present. You’ll fall in love with these sharply drawn main characters in this elegant meditation on grief, love, and all that’s unknowable in this world and beyond.
Tori Brown
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow I was not ready for the direction this book took.

The Sky Above Us is about three girls, Izzy, Cass, and Janie trying to find answers about a plane crash. The three boys in the aircraft were Izzy’s twin brother, Cass’ ex boyfriend, and Janie’s best friend. The book jumps back and forth between the past and the present as well as between the six characters’ point of views. It took me a while to get use to the time jump, but after a couple chapters I was hooked.

This book was glued to my hand
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Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Laura
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loss. Grief.

It’s never easy losing a loved one. The pain that comes from the emptiness you feel, is very hard to bear. Three deaths. No answers.

I was not expecting such a heavy story. I didn’t feel like this story was a thriller. A lot happens within each person’s life and we get a peek into what each person is dealing with. The choices they make/made and how they affected everyone around them. Mental illness is mentioned and I liked that. Too many shy away from that topic but it is a real thin
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McKenzie
Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I was really excited to read this book as mysteries are one of my favorite genres, however, I was slightly disappointed by this book. I enjoyed the way that it was set up in the fact that it went back and forth between the past and the present. This allowed me to be able to connect with all of the characters involved, but the end of the book just seemed anti-climatic. It's not because we know how the book ends from the very beginning, but it's because we go on this huge journey throughout the bo ...more
Joey
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A heart-wrenching book with well-fleshed-out characters and relationships. A bit predictable, but interesting to read nonetheless. Deals with past/future lives & reincarnation, which is a pretty unique topic in YA fiction!

TW self-harm, suicidal thoughts/potential suicide.
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Natalie Lund is young adult author and a former middle and high school teacher. She graduated from Purdue University’s MFA program, where she taught introductory composition and creative writing and also served as the fiction editor of The Sycamore Review. Her debut novel, WE SPEAK IN STORMS, is on sale September 3, 2019. Natalie is a member of SCBWI and is represented by Sarah Davies of Greenhous ...more

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