Skyscraping | Book Review

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Publication: June 2, 2015 by Philomel Books


Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world–and everything she thought she knew about her family–is shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets that–unbeknownst to Mira–have come to define and keep intact her family’s existence, Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her father’s sexual orientation isn’t all he’s kept hidden. A shocking health scare brings to light his battle with HIV. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family’s fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad–while there is still time.
Told in raw, exposed free verse, Skyscraping reminds us that there is no one way to be a family.

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My Thoughts:

Obtain the copy of Skyscraping. Read the book. Fall in love.

Fall in love with the characters, the writing, the story, everything.

Read this book in one sitting. Read this book over and over again.

You will fall in love multiple times.

This book is devastating and beautiful~
Cordelia Jensen writes this book in free verse, but you don’t even notice it because it is so beautifully written. The characters, the plot, everything is so real about this novel. The beginning was slow, but one you start reading you permanently become one of the characters, you feel the emotions the characters are feeling and you can’t put down the book until you’re done with the novel. This novel shows that some people in this world isn’t so accepting of things around them and the world isn’t always a beautiful place. This book got me in tears and let me tell you I’m not a big crier when it comes to books, but this one got me.




6 thoughts on “Skyscraping | Book Review

  1. This sounds wonderful, I think that you will also like Tell The Wolves I’m Home if you enjoyed this – sounds like it has a similar premise and writing style.

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