A Tinfoil Sky
Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love... show more
Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love seem to be about to come true. But some mistakes cannot be easily forgiven or erased. Her grandmother is not what Mel expects, and though the local library offers sanctuary, a real home seems beyond her grasp. Mel’s determination to rise above what fate has dealt is about to change that. Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s work with homeless youth gives her characters an authenticity no reader will forget. Ultimately, a story of hope and acceptance, A Tinfoil Sky is a powerful, can’t-putit- down novel.
Publish date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Tundra Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Mel and hermother Cecily flee their home from boyfriend Craig and seek shelter inRiverview with grand-mother Gladys. When their return isn’t welcomed asexpected they have no choice but to sleep in their car. Soon after Cecily getsarrested for shoplifting and while serving her jail sentence the court...
http://lisleslivres.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-tinfoil-sky-by-cyndi-sand-eveland.htmlThis was an interesting read about a homeless girl trying to find herself a home. It was short, but I will admit that for me it was not quick. When I wasn't reading it, I didn't find myself wanting to be. I foun...
Overall FeelI hope no one has to go through a bit of what Melody did (even though I am aware that nothing actually happened to her). The worst part of having an unstable parent (or relative or friend, whatever) is the uncertainty. Although the book's not depressing, it does make you think and for th...