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|
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A Sky for Us Alone Reviews
I enjoyed the overall grittiness of this novel, but found the characters to be lacking a little depth. Also, Harlowe pretty much immediately falls for Tenessee which is not unusual in YA, but their romance felt like it was entirely dependent on their shitty families. Like, they couldn't just love each other for each other, they had to love each other to make up for the lack of love in their families.
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Absolutely heart-wrenching story about the plans we make for our lives and how they never turn out like we hoped, both for the better and the worse. Riveting from beginning to end.
Kristin Russell’s A SKY FOR US ALONE begins with the protagonist, Harlowe, celebrating his 18th birthday. Harlowe has invited everyone he cares about from his brother, Nate, his best friend, Jacob, and Mama Draughn --- someone who acts more like a mother to him than his own. Nate gifts him with new equipment for his future woodworking business, something Harlowe and Nate have been dreaming about for years.
As the party slowly winds down, everyone begins to go their separate ways and Harlowe heads ...more
Although it felt a bit disjointed at times, it was pretty good. I liked the idea of the book from the synopsis and I was into the story of Harlowe and Tennessee but the pacing was a little off in my opinion. I don't have a problem with insta-love within YA so that didn't bother me but some of the other things that happened throughout were unrealistic.
The setting of this book is like nothing else I've read. As a West-Coaster, before I read this I would have assumed Appalachia was a foreign country but NOPE it's in the US even if it does read like another country. I'd also read the Loretta Lynn biography around the same time and it was incredible to put these two books together to frame a place in the country I never really knew existed.
The book started with a bang (dead brother? intrigue!) then slowed down for a bit before I was r ...more
I really appreciate books that let me have a glimpse into a way of life I have no experience with. A peek into rural Appalachia, this book deals with topics that no doubt are things people who live in that place are dealing with, like poverty, what happens when the mines close down, and drugs. Unfortunately, though the issues were real, the author just didn’t do a great job executing. The characters were forgettable, pacing was way off, and the plot was unbelievable, and not in a good way.