Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Year We Fell From Space by Amy Sarig King
Liberty’s whole life changes when her parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Liberty turns to the stars for guidance, like she always has, but she’s not able to map out new constellations like she used to. She reads these constellations like a horoscope, so she’s lost without them. Her connection with the stars feels severed, which is how she feels about her dad, who moved out and hasn’t called or visited in months. But still, Liberty asks the skies for answers, and when they reply by sending a meteorite, she’s determined to crack the universe’s code.
This book deftly handles changing family dynamics, friendships, bullying, and depression in a way that reads like fiction but feels like therapy.