The Weight of the Sky
This lyrical novel beautifully captures the experience of leaving behind a life that s too small, and the freedom of searching for a place with a perfect fit.
This was my first book read by Lisa Sandell, and one of the first young adult free-verse books I read, too. I've never really been a fan of free verse, but I have to admit that this book was pretty good. At first I wasn't sure if I would like it, but after getting into it, I decided to give it another chance. It was interesting learning about life in Israel, since I knew nothing about it. The overall story was very powerful, and I was deeply engrossed in it. I think any age could enjoy the book. I hope to read more by this author.