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The Year We Fell From Space by Amy Sarig King
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A thoughtful and engaging story about 12 yr old, turning 13, Liberty, who is going through some difficult times. Her parents separated a few months earlier and she feels like they all fell from space.

Liberty's voice sounds authentic as she cycles through disbelief, anger, fear and denial. She acts out at schools, feels isolated, different and alien and finds herself talking to a meteorite for comfort.

Issues of generational depression and mental health are explored by King sensitively and scientifically. But this is not as all heavy going as it sounds. Liberty's story is told with wry humour, including the fun titles for each chapter. And for anyone interested in stars and the night sky, Liberty's ability to create her own star maps is fascinating.

Obviously this story has trigger warning issues, but it is well written, well researched and recommended for mature 10+ readers.

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Reading Progress

December 29, 2019 – Shelved
December 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2019 – Started Reading
December 30, 2019 –
page 22
December 30, 2019 –
page 64
January 2, 2020 –
page 99
January 5, 2020 –
page 126
January 7, 2020 – Finished Reading

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