Friday, April 10, 2009

Review: "Lifting the Sky"

Book: "Lifting the Sky"
Author: Mackie D'Arge
Pages: 310
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Cover rating: 4.2 out of 5

12 year old Blue has never lived anywhere for more than three months since her Father ran away from her and her mother at the age of 4 saying that he was going out to buy some mustard. No, Blue and her Mom live together at different ranches in Wyoming. Her Mom always gets a job at being a ranch hand and so they always have living quarters. Blue dreams of living in a house in the mountains, peaceful and beautiful, and to stay much more permanently then what they were used to. She even draws a picture of her dream. Soon, her dream starts coming true when her Mom finds an add looking for a ranch hand at a ranch not far away from were they landed. Blue starts to get her hopes up as Mr. Mac, the owner, lets Blue and her mom stay in the big house that looks like the dream house she drew in her picture. However, it needs a few repairs and such, but maybe if she pulls it off, she will be able to convince her mom to stay. Thats not the only excitement that happens at the ranch though, Blue has a power of seeing 'lights' around her and other people, animals, and objects. At the ranch, the lights seem to get brighter and Blue learns how to use them to help others and her calf with the broken leg. A lot more adventures await in "Lifting The Sky" but I don't want to spoil the fun of reading about them!!

"Lifting the Sky" turned out different than what I thought it would be like. I didn't know that Blue would have powers in the story! Even so, I enjoyed it. It was clean, adventurous, and adventurous. Blue is a like able character! However, I did think the middle of the story was a little bit slow, but by the end it picked up into a nice pace again. Mackie D'Arge concluded the story nicely. Overall, it was a pretty enjoyable story except for it being a little slow in the middle!


Bookworm said...

You write great reviews! And this one sounds good. (:

Polo.Pony said...

Thank you! Thats so sweet! You do two :)