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Love Like Sky: Book 1

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Moving story of girl adjusting to being in blended family.

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This moving story tackles divorce, illness, and loss head-on, and kids will appreciate the story's realness and the characters' slightly risky adventures. The loss and change that the girls undergo is heartrending, and the friend drama is very intense. That said, after all of the name calling, the reconciliations feel a little chaotic and flimsy, considering the things that have been said. And when friends threaten to abandon one another and flip their switch at any imagined slight, it feels less like friendship and more like danger.

Still, the sense of family bonding and community connectedness is upbeat and hopeful, even though adults and kids alike fight with as much passion as they love. Fewer brand mentions and more delving into the sensory world would have helped the story truly take flight.

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