Her country is at war. Terrorists strike at random, widespread rationing is in effect, and the power grid is down. But thirteen-year-old Sky Brightman is remarkably untouched by it all. She lives in a peaceful haven, off the grid on sixty beautiful acres of New Mexico ranch land, with a loving family, three horses, and an elderly dog who gives her gifts. No TV or internet brings disturbing news into their little adobe home.
Then a string of mysterious arrests begin and her new friend Kareem becomes a target. Sky is finally forced to confront the world in all its complexity. Summoning her considerable courage and ingenuity, she takes a stand against injustice. With humor, hope, and fierce determination, she sets out to change the world. [summary from Diane's website]
This book has a lot of things going for it. A) I'm pretty sure it's a middle-grade novel. B) It has an apocalyptic feel amongst the middle-grade coming-of-age tale. Who can resist dystopian/apocalyptic literature? C) It feels like there's going to be great movement from an idyllic isolated setting to the grittiness of the real world. I can't wait to see how it's done. D) That cover is simple but amazing because of it.
Simply. Can't. Wait!
Saving Sky will be published by HarperCollins on August 24, 2010.
What are you waiting on today?