Saturday, April 26, 2008

Book Review #49
The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle
Rating: three stars (out of four)

Martin lives in HM1, a seemingly perfect world.  But when a stranger comes to town to take away the latest shipment of children, the new Wonder Babies, Martin wonders why no one is asking any questions and why no one call tell him where they've taken his little sister, Cassie, a Wonder Baby.  So he sets out to find the answers for himself.

When I first read the inside cover of this book I was really intrigued and couldn't wait to start it. The first 40 pages were really good, they reminded me of The City of Ember (Jeane DuPrau) and The Giver (Lois Lowry), two of my favorite books. As the plot progressed though, I found my attention wavering and slowly it lost a little bit of its likeness to the aforementioned books. I liked the concept of the story and found myself interested and wanting to know what would happen next.  I thought this was a pretty cool science fiction story for juvenile readers.  I was tingling with excitement as I read the first couple of pages, but some of the luster fell off when I got to the middle and neared the end.  Still, it was a good book and I am looking forward to reading the sequel when it comes out.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know what pages I could find 3 biology related facts for this book?