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Earth to Skye Featured
Young Adult Indie 1565
Earth to Skye Delivers
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Told in two distinct parts - before Skye's death and Liv's trip the Himalaya after, I enjoyed seeing the juxtaposition not only between the two settings but how the two girls lives were also juxtaposed against one another. Case truly captures how easy it can be for a teen to spiral out-of-control into addiction without a proper support system. We see Skye struggling to overcome (and eventually succumbing to) a series of bad decisions which might have been avoided had her circumstances been different

The most endearing aspect of this book for me, however, was Liv's reaction to her best friend's death and the way she chose to confront her feelings head-on. At its core, Earth to Skye is a coming-of-age novel about finding out who you are when faced with having to move on from something painful. Case certainly rises to the challenge and delivers a compelling read.
Good Points
Liv's authentic voice as the best friend to troubled Skye makes Earth to Skye a worthwhile venture. Tackling the difficult subject of drug abuse and loss, Diane Case does a great job of giving readers insight into these emotional topics.
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