Island Eyes, Island Skies

Island Eyes, Island Skies

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by Richard Levine
     
 

While at her cousin's birthday party, young D.C. meets Rob. They have a great time and promise to meet again over the summer, but a father's untimely death and a mother's miscarriage keep them apart. Reunited at school, smart-alecky D.C. and introspective Rob slowly form a bond, as they share time, adventures and sporting activities together; they also share thoughts…  See more details below

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While at her cousin's birthday party, young D.C. meets Rob. They have a great time and promise to meet again over the summer, but a father's untimely death and a mother's miscarriage keep them apart. Reunited at school, smart-alecky D.C. and introspective Rob slowly form a bond, as they share time, adventures and sporting activities together; they also share thoughts about the workings of the mind and nature, and observations about the quirky qualities of certain members of their own families. When tragedy strikes again, they try to come to terms with what it leaves behind, struggling to accept the uncompromising, unidirectional nature of time. In the end though, separately, they come to believe in the future and the second chances it will bring.

Editorial Reviews

Jewish Book World Magazine - Debby Gold
"This bittersweet story, told in distinct various voices. . . will be a sure hit with fans of Paula Danziger and Judy Blume titles. . . Memorable, three-dimensional characters, and an intense, engaging plot makes this a great choice for middle school students."
IndieReader - Maya Fleischmann
"Island Eyes, Island Skies is a heartwarming, touching story about life, connections, and how two friends cope with life's curveballs. . . Author Richard Levine has created strong, palpable characters in D.C. and Rob. . . Levine's writing is straightforward and moving."
Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews, Feb/Mar 2013 - Shelly Feit
"Island Eyes, Island Skies is an unusual coming-of-age book for teen readers, with well-developed characters. . . The writing is powerful and well-crafted, and keeps the reader engaged throughout."
Nik's Picks blog, March 14, 2013 - Nikki Bennett
"I almost gave this book five stars, I really did. I love how Richard Levine writes. . . with an innate understanding of how kids think. . . Levine takes a hard subject--death of a loved one--and entwines it in a tale that is mostly comic and fun, yet still makes you think."
Jody's Book Reviews and Giveaways blog, January, 2013 - Jody Joy
5 STARS, ". . . a touching story about friendship, life and two friends coping with the tragedies that come their way. I would recommend this book to teens and adults alike."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982926901
Publisher:
Feathered Tale Books
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Levine grew up in Jericho, Long Island, and graduated from Vassar College and New York Medical College. He practiced Diagnostic Radiology in northern New Jersey for many years, and currently still lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters

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