Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

Love Like Sky
by Leslie C. Youngblood

My rating: 4.5 stars

Publisher: Disney Hyperion (November 6, 2018)
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Genre: Middlegrade | Blended Families
Print Length: 304 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

"Love ain't like that." "How is it then?" Peaches asked, turning on her stomach to face me. "It's like sky. If you keep driving and driving, gas will run out, right?" "That's why we gotta go to the gas station." "Yep. But have you ever seen the sky run out? No matter how far we go?" "No, when we look up, there it is." "Well that's the kind of love Daddy and Mama got for us, Peaches--love like sky." "It never ends?" "Never." G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their "blended-up" family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven't seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her. G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie's approval that she isn't there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick— really sick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don't know how to help Peaches get better. It's up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family's love for her really is like sky.

Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

Love Like SkyA charming tale told through the eyes of a young girl dealing with the divorce of her parents and their subsequent remarriages. In today’s society, so many families must learn to navigate the “blending” of two families, step-siblings and step-parents and rarely is a book written that truly seems to come from a child’s point of view.

LOVE LIKE SKY by Leslie C. Youngblood is told through the Georgie’s eyes and heart as she tries to deal with a stepmother she doesn’t care for, a stepfather who goes out of his way to make her feel comfortable and the new big sister she always wanted.

Things don’t always go as Georgie would like, as she feels the pain, insecurity and confusion of a complicated life she struggles to navigate without the faintest idea of how to do it. Will her kind heart show her the way?

When a family crisis brings her precarious house of cards down, Georgie will learn the meaning of family, siblings and most of all, the power of love to build a firm foundation in life.

Leslie C. Youngblood has given an honest and heartwarming tale life with her brilliant characters, events and the hurdles of growing up in ever-changing times!

The perfect gift of reading for anyone, whether they are facing a blended family situation or not, this story will grab at the heartstrings of everyone. A must read for all readers, no matter their age!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Disney-Hyperion!

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