The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lurd


From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash.

The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy’s twin brother, Israel, Cass’s ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie’s best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he’s not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day–and why the boys were on the plane.

Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew. A spellbinding story about the ripple effects of tragedy, the questions we leave unanswered, and the enduring power of friendship.

My Review:

What happens when you having a nice day on the beach, and then you witness a horrible plane crash….

The Sky Above Us was an emotional roller coaster read. The story deals with the lost of three boys in a plane crash. How it all effects the families and friends. It is told in so many different views that leads up to the events. At times it was tense on finding out the answers. I really did liked this book and how well written it was. Very sad reading the boys point of views because you know from the beginning what happen to them.

Izzy, Cass and Janie must come together as friends to cope what they witnessed and lost. Even the whole community comes to support them and the families. The cops think the boys wanted to kill themselves or it could have been an accident. So many unanswered questions throughout the book on what happen to them. The truth comes out in a shocking ending.

I thought the author did a good job with the writing and dealing with the grief stuff very well. Also I liked the cover to the book, it sets the tone of it pretty well in the beginning. Can be sensitive to some readers who have lose someone so close unexpectedly. I thought it was emotional and handle things very good.

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