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A Tinfoil Sky

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

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    Short and sweet, but left me wanting

    Simple is as simple does, A Tinfoil Sky does not have a whole lot going on – at least, when I sit back and contemplate the book for this review, I cannot recall anything remarkable. Which can be viewed as a problem, yes? Let’s see, A Tinfoil Sky is about a girl who ends up in the custory of her ornery grandmother (more or less, a stranger) because her no-good mother lands in jail. After living with bad men to even worse men that her mother manages to find, Mel finally has a place to call “home” and the town inexplicably looking out for her well-being. It almost seems too good to be true, and I wonder if the other homeless youths are treated just as kindly. A Tinfoil Sky seems almost too-good-to-be-true in my mind, and I wish there had been more interactions between Mel and more local kids to get a better gauge of how unfortunate Mel’s life is. This book may be worth a gander, but I fear that A TINFOIL SKY may leave readers with more questions than satisfaction.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

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    Excellent Read!

    A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland is a beautiful heartwarming novel about a young girl and her quest to find a home.

    Twelve year old Mel and her mother Cecily move around. A lot. Mel has gotten used to singing on the street for money and the numerous broken promises that Cecily showers her with. But one day when Cecily never comes back Mel has to face harsh changes.

    This novel was at times hard to read because of the level of emotions that Mel has about her situation and what is happening to her in her life. What I found insightful was the level of believability about the emotions in the book. Her experiences as with homeless youth brought a new level to the writing.

    Overall, I thought this was an excellent book. It had a nice pace and interest in finding out what will happen next that will keep younger readers interested. It will also bring awareness to the readers about these children. Very excellent read!

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