Author: Clare B. Dunkle
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2008)
My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭
I didn’t like The Hunger Games, and couldn’t get into Divergent. I am not a fan of all the popular dystopias, but dystopia is my favorite genre. I was desperately looking for a truly good dystopia when I stumbled upon The Sky Inside. And wow, did it fulfill my expectations!
Yet, the explanations were well-written and easy to understand.
To summarize, even though there were things I disliked, the good things outweighed the bad things by far. Very intriguing, suspenseful, and just overall an amazing book. If you are a dystopian-loving person like me, but you won’t take just any old dystopia (example, you don’t like Hunger Games), then this is for you. Clean, good topic, and no physical violence, I’d recommend this for all ages. FIVE STARS!!!!
P.S. I’ve seen other people compare it to The Other Side of the Island (Allegra Goodman) and I will say, after reading the reviews, the similiarities are DEFINITELY there. However, I completely overlooked it during the read and it didn’t even enter my mind. I am a HUGE fan of Island, and this didn’t even strike me as copying. Just reassuring all you Island fans out there :)