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Skyscraping

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Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
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Jun 02, 2015 | ISBN 9780698172562

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Praise

Praise for SKYSCRAPING:

A 2016 NCTE Children’s Notable Verse Novel
A Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ Book for Youth title
A YALSA 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults title
A Booklist Essential LGBTQIA Book for Youth
A Los Angeles Public Library’s Best Book for Teens

 

* “Exquisite free-verse poems…illuminating and deeply felt.”Booklist *STARRED*

* “[An] exquisite coming-of-age novel in verse.”—School Library Connection *STARRED*
 
“This book should be popular with fans of Sarah Dessen and would be a worthy addition to most high school library collections.”VOYA 
 
“Jensen’s spare free-verse poems and accessible imagery realistically portray the fraught moments of adolescent identity formation with great empathy. Compelling snapshots of contemporary family drama and the AIDS epidemic as captured through a teen’s eyes.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Written in straightforward, accessible free verse tinged with celestial metaphors, this story–set in a well-rendered 1993 NYC–is sincere, touching, and heartwrenching.” —Horn Book 

“It left me speechless. Skyscraping is like a regular book with wings.”—Becky Albertalli, author of National Book Award finalist Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
 
“In gorgeous poetic verse, Jensen captures the raw emotions and hard truths of a family dealing with forgiveness and love…. Your heart will soar and break and heal anew.”—An Na, author of Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist A Step from Heaven
 
“ Skyscraping is brilliant, sharp and bright. A stellar story. Jensen has written a powerful tale about love and loss, a story that will stick with readers long after they’ve reached the end. Her poetry is vivid, tangible, and visceral. She’s a rising star with a breathtaking debut. This is a novel made of star stuff.”—Skila Brown, author of Caminar 

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