The Sky Always Hears Me: And the Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sixteen-year-old Morgan lives in a hick town in the middle of Nebraska. College is two years away. Her mom was killed in a car accident when she was three, her dad drinks, and her stepmother is a non-entity. Her boyfriend Derek is boring and her coworker Rob has a very cute butt that she can't stop staring at. Then there's the kiss she shared with her classmate Tessa...
But when Morgan discovers that the one person in the world she trusted most has kept a devastating secret from her, Morgan must redefine her life and herself
I would consider this a coming of age book about a 16yo (soon to be 17) girl named Morgan who has a lot going on with her life.
Let's see, she lives with her step-mom, her alcoholic father (her mom died when she was 3) and her two younger brothers. She has been dating Derek, who is on the football team, for 2 years now, even though she isn't that popular and even though she isn't completely sure about their relationship anymore. She has a grandma (her father's mom) who is always there for her and who is her everything, and a girl that lives behind her that has a crush on her. Oh yeah, and not to mention the boy that works with her that is also interested in her.
So, yeah, Morgan has a lot to deal with. She goes through a lot of emotions in this book and a lot of mistakes. She also finds out some secrets and learns how to forgive. I liked how Morgan was a tough girl and didn't give in to peer pressure but stood by what she believed and didn't care what others thought of her.
I liked the way this story was written and I liked the characters, although the only one that you really see any development with is Morgan and possibly her father.
You learn that people are not always what they seem to be and you learn that sometimes it is better and easier to forgive.
A book about love, friendship, family, anger, sadness, understanding and forgiveness.
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