By: Ondine Sherman
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: The Author People
Published: 28 Jun 2017
ISBN: 9781925399189


Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

After her mother’s death, Sky leaves her city life to move in with her aunt and uncle in a small Australian town. But the city isn’t all that she leaves behind. Trying to fit in with her new friends means doing things she never dreamt she’d do.

Just as she thinks everything is starting to feel normal, Sky stumbles on a case of animal cruelty that forces her to make some tough decisions.


When Sky’s mother dies, she moves from Sydney to a small country town to live with her Aunt and Uncle.

Sky is devastated by her Mum’s death, and is struggling to come to terms with her grief. Add to this trying to fit in at a new school, make new friends, and adapt to country life, and Sky is a mess.

When a school project about agriculture leads Sky to find a case of animal cruelty, she must decide if her new friends are worth giving up her beliefs for, or should she follow her heart?

Beautifully written, Sky’s story will tug on your heart strings. This is about being true to yourself, fighting for what you know is right, and growing up.

Central themes of this book are family, love, loss, grief, animal cruelty, beliefs, and friendships.

A thoroughly enjoyable read, will be most enjoyed by girls in Year 9 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle