The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book should be a mandatory read for anyone preparing for or going through high school. Not knowing what to expect I was grabbed immediately by the first shower seen and it kept a stranglehold on me all the way through.
While it has been many years since I wandered the hallowed halls of high school, The Sky Blues brought everything right up again, spun it around and spewed it back out at me. Couch makes you think, fall in love with all of the characters and beg for more while also knowing it ended just where it needed to.
Sky is crushing on Ali, and in their senior year Sky decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands and come up with the grandest promposal of the year. With his best friends, Sky drafts a board of possibles, unlikely and LOL Hell No’s and all is going slowly but privately until things take a turn. This story teaches us that not all turns for the worse are actually that bad and how perspective can change a lot of things, if we just take the time to believe so.
The world is more accepting now it seems but there is still a struggle for a lot of kids to fit in, be themselves and be proud of who they are.
Robbie Couch helps pave the way with this well written story of Sky and his classmates as they navigate their way through senior year and beyond. This story is filled with shadows and light, struggles and wins, and all with characters we can all relate to.
The plot, the message, the characters, the situations all weaved together to grab your attention from page one right through to the end!