The country is at war, terrorists strike at random, widespread rationing is in effect, and the power grid is down. But thirteen-year-old Sky Brightman is remarkably untouched by it all. She lives off the grid on sixty acres of rural New Mexico ranch land with chores to do and horses to ride and no television or internet to bring disturbing news into her family's adobe hou...more
And then when the government came and saw Kar…more One there is when the government tried to take Kareem but Sky took him away before anything could happen.
And then when the government came and saw Kareem, they chased after Sky and Kareem on a horse but they got away.(less) (hide spoiler)]
Saving Sky looks at the events of 9/11 and asks the question, what if more terrorist attacks happened. What if the United States was under hyper awareness and systems and issues were caused as a result. Much like the alarm bells of the Cold War and hiding under desks, ...more
Sky is a twelve year old growing up in a hippie-style, off-the-grid New Mexico family during a not-too-far off time in which terrorists have gained an upper hand in the U.S. After attacks on the oil production facilities, all citizens with suspect ancestry are arrested and sent to deportation centers, ...more
You can't judge a race/ethnic group based on what a few of them did. Honestly? If we did that, we'd be racist against ourselves considering all of the Caucasian people who go around murdering others. You just can't do it. Who cares if someone is a different race or has a different religion, get over it. Life is life, stuff happens, you move on. Someone may have a different skin color than you do, who cares?!
Have your niece read this, your daughter, your nephew, your son. Anyone and everyone you ...more
This novel is a "what if" book.. What if the attacks of September 11 ...more
The story is set in a fairly realistic alternative version of modern-day United States. Sky Brightman is a seventh grader who lives outside of town on her family’s farm. The farm is extremely environmentally friendly and almost entirely self-sufficient, so when t ...more
Now let me be cynical: An id ...more
However. How do two young hippies own 60 acres near a national forest and Santa Fe on the income of a nurse and a farrier? If a mob stands by while innocent people are harassed in a store, why, six months later when the situation is worse, would an audience listen quietly to a child read something about those inn ...more
In a near future, terrorist attacks on American soil have only intensified. Seventh grader Sky lives in New Mexico with her hippie parents, who have safeguards in place that allow them luxuries that are often disrupted by terrorist attacks: hot water, solar powered transportation, homegrown food, etc. When a series of attacks results in the incarceration of people of Middle Eastern descent, Sky's family takes in her classmate Kareem, in spite of the fact that it is illegal to do so.
A lit ...more