Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
The Sky is Mine by Amy Beashel
About The Book
Izzy feels invisible. Trapped under the weight of expectation and censored by shame.
Her mum Steph and best friend Grace have always been there to save her. But with one under the control of her stepfather and the other caught in the throes of new love, Izzy is falling between the cracks.
As threats to her safety grow, Izzy wants to scream. But first she must find her voice.
And if the sky is the limit, then the sky is hers.
This has been an eye-opening story, how the young ones keep their problems hidden from their parents, suffer in silence without any help. A powerful and deep story based on the main character’s life; her problems and family, how she tries to “survive” when all her world is melting around her.
We’ve all seen bullies or been bullied in our life, but I think in these times they are much worse, the internet takes it to another level and making more people participating on it. I really have no idea how to stop it, at schools they should be taking care of it, but let’s be honest, they don’t, they simply say that everything is ok. But as a parent, seeing that your son/daughter is scared of the world around them because someone has decided that they don’t like them is so sad and horrible!
But this is a “happy” book, to remember that in the worst moments there’s always someone on our side who will fight for us and put a smile on our face, even if we think that we are alone in the world, that’s never true, someone is there for us, we only have to find them!
This is a powerful story to make us remember that we are who we are “thanks” to the ones who surround us, the good and the bad!
Take a chance on “The Sky Is Mine”, it is not the mystery book I am always used to, but from time to time, a realism dose makes me keep my feet on the ground!
I have been assigned a song to share with you selected by author Amy Beashel; FINALLY WOKEN / Jem.
Finally Woken ~ Jem
I was with someone when I met Phil. When I say, “with someone”, I mean, I gave someone my time, my energy and my love, and he gave me a series of confessions about other women alongside a series of other things I should have realised were not a great indication of Happy Ever After. Spending the day with Phil made me realise men could be kinder, funnier than I’d previously believed. I knew, then, even if Phil didn’t want to be with me, I could be so much happier than I was with my soon-to-be-ex. Not long after, still “just friends”, Phil and I, despite not having heard of Jem, both bought this album, which seemed – without Phil knowing – to perfectly fit how he helped me wake up – finally! – to ‘make that blind leap’ from couple to single. From doing-okay to joy. And yes, a few years and several misdemeanours later… Reader, I married him.
About The Author
When a primary school teacher told Amy Beashel her creative writing was neat but not very interesting, she took the critique seriously, vowing never to write about watching Neighbours or lining up for the bus home again.
Having previously written food and pregnancy blogs, Amy began her debut novel in the too-short hours when her small children were sleeping and her husband was obsessing with box sets. Thank goodness for Calpol and Netflix.
Inspired by the books she read for GCSE, in which she and her mum would always look for female characters finding their own self worth, Amy now writes about young women discovering just that.
The Sky Is Mine is a novel about finding your voice, about finding the ‘no’, when your words have been lost to mouths and to bodies and to hands bigger and stronger than yours, which are bound. By silence. By loyalty. By fear.
Sadly, Amy’s writing desk is never as tidy as her Year 5 exercise book.