Sunday, December 21, 2014

This Quiet Sky ~ Joanne Bischof

  • File Size: 4297 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1502340038
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mason Jar Books (November 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 November 14, 2014

There is nothing extraordinary about Tucker O’Shay’s dreams.
Go to college. Become president. Fall in love.
And pretend like he has enough time to get it all done.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Miller doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary when she begins her first day at the one-room-school house in her new hometown of Rocky Knob. But when she meets seventeen-year-old Tucker O’Shay—the boy with the fatal illness who volunteers to tutor her in algebra—she finds herself swept up in a friendship that changes the way she sees the world and a love that changes her life. 

My take on this book:
If I had to describe This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof in one word it would be soul stirring! There is no way to read this story and not be emotionally affected by the lives of these characters. Sarah Miller and her family moves to Rocky Knob and the first day of school has her sitting with Tucker O'Shay a boy she has already  heard rumors about. The rumors are that he is sick and could be contagious. She doesn't intend to like him, but when he volunteers to help her with algebra a friendship forms.Turns out Tucker does have a terminal illness but he doesn't let that dictate his life, instead he teaches Sarah a few things about living, impacting her life in a way that will change her forever.

Even though This Quiet Sky is a short read the author packs plenty of emotion and feeling into the story. The characters are very well developed allowing Ms. Bischof to effortlessly pull me  into the lives of Sarah and Tucker. We see the story unfold thru the eyes of Sarah which really made me feel like I had stepped into her shoes experiencing the feelings that she felt, allowing the emotions to pour from the pages. I really can't say anything about Tucker other than he was an amazing character, I still tear up every time I think of him! There are so many valuable life lessons woven into This Quiet Time, from embracing every day, to the gentle reminder that God always watches over us. The epilogue leaves me hopeful for Sarah, and all I can say is that I want another story from Rocky Knob because I need to know how Sarah's life turns out, and what about Tucker's brother Benjamin how does he handle the losses life has dealt him? Overall, This Quiet Sky is an emotionally fulfilling read that grabs the heart and left me thinking about the characters long after I finished the final page. Easily one of the best books I have read this year! 

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