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We Light Up the Sky

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Compelling teens drive genre-blending alien-invasion story.

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This thought-provoking novel blends eerie ghost story, imaginitve fantasy, and sci-fi elements to create a story with broad appeal, seen through the eyes of three compelling and complex characters. The storytelling in We Light Up the Sky is straightforward and tight, which keeps the pages turning and leaves no room for subtlety, guesswork, or flowery language. Teens will relate to Pedro, Luna, and Rafa as they learn to work together; where their humanity lies; and not to let fear, guilt, or embarrassment close them off from life's possibilities. Readers will also have a lot of food for thought about important issues, many relating to social justice. The cliffhanger ending will have readers anxious for the next installment.

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