In Strickland County, there isnt a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Comptons brother is killed by the Pratersthe family who controls everything, from the mines to the lawhe wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss. Until he meets Tennessee Moore.With Tennessee, Harlowe feels for the first time that something good might happen, that he mightve found the rarest thing of all: hope. Even as she struggles with the worst of the cards shes been dealt, Tennessee makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own pathif they only give it a shot.But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brothers death, his towns decay, and his familys dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he lovesand himselfthat are darker than he ever expected. Now, Harlowe realizes, theres no turning back.A powerful story of first love, poverty, and the grip of the opioid crisis in the rural South, Kristin Russells gorgeous debut novel asks a universal qu...
|Title||:||A Sky for Us Alone|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Sky for Us Alone Reviews
DNF at page 50
I'm sorry but I could only think of one word for fifty pages: painful. Nothing clicked, I had no idea what was going on, and I couldn't even understand how many characters I was working with.
This is a coming of age novel set in the hills of Appalachia.
The problems that are unique to the area (Like "Yellow Boy", a river of poison from the mines) and problems that are everywhere, (Drugs, greed and misery) come together in this story.
The man child hero is really a hero.. proven by many events but really capped by the wisdom he shows when his girlfriend is deciding to leave or to stay.
Sorry, this just wasn't good. Bad pacing, horrible dialogue, characters I didn't care about at all (and truly forgot who was who because they weren't memorable).
His brother's murdered body is dropped on their front porch, they bury him the next day, and then later THAT DAY, kid falls head-over-heels for the new girl in town? Like, I know teens are fickle, but THE SAME DAY?
An amazing debut from Kristin Russell, A Sky for Us Alone is the story of Harlowe's journey from boy to man in a backwoods town where the townsfolk have only three choices; work in the Prater's mines, make drug runs for the Praters, or just shut up and stay out of their way. After his brother shows up dead on his doorstep and the new foreman's daughter has more going on than she's letting on, Harlowe embarks on a journey to find the truth about what's going on in his town and decide if he's goin ...more