Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

Title: The Waiting Sky
Author: Lara Zielin
Reviewed by: Cassie
Note- So sorry we've been gone a while! Rafia and I have been loaded with schoolwork this past week, among other stuff! We're probably going to be busy for these upcoming weeks/months-possibly until summer- just a heads up!

Summary (from

One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the better

Seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.

Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether is still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels guilty--is she also abandoning her mom just when she needs Jane most? The carefree trip turned journey of self-discovery quickly becomes more than Jane bargained for, especially when the devilishly handsome Max steps into the picture.

-Jane's story is extremely well-written and her emotions are very real
-Max is amazing, pretty much
-Her best friend is super awesome
-The story is thrilling, with emotional highs and lows, and heartwarming

-Jane is a bit stubborn, maddeningly so at times, when it comes to admitting her mom has a problem
-She's reluctant to accept help
-It's a bit melodramatic
-I wanted more Victor

Overall, it's a sweet read. Usually I don't go for contemporary, so if I'm giving it a positive review, it's probably good!
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