The Year We Fell From Space

Written by Amy Sarig King

This book deals with divorce and depression and really opened my eyes to a perspective I did not have. The story is told from the eyes of a 12 year old girl whose parents announce that they are getting a divorce and dad was moving out. This when she felt like they “fell from space.” King gives Liberty a awesome voice on what it may be like for children of families of divorce and with someone who suffers from depression. King’s writing is so real and there were times I just nodded as she wrote about something. I would say, “that is spot on.”

The book might be a little juvenile for some, but still, as an adult, I found it very appealing and enlightening. Read it!

Reviewed by Brad Butcher, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Evergreen Junior High
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9

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The Year We Fell from Space
Written by Amy Sarig King
Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
262 pages
Release Date: October 15, 2019
ISBN: 9781338236361
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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1 thought on “The Year We Fell From Space”

  1. This one looks fantastic, my daughter will love it. Need to find some for my son, looking for recommendations. I found one called The Boy With the Sword got it for him and then realized it was a sequel. Good for me as I can get him the first of the series called Dragon Run, and put the other one in his Christmas stocking! Patrick Matthews is the author, both books look very cool. for his info!

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