Skyward

Skyward

Book - 2018
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In a mysterious world called Detritus where humans live below the surface, 16-year-old Spensa must overcome her deceased starfighter pilot father's reputation as a coward following his alleged desertion. She has always hoped to follow in his footsteps and defend her home from the increasingly devastating attacks of the alien Krell. After earning a cadet spot in the Defiant Defense Force, Spensa pushes to prove herself amid relentless, unforgiving, possibly fatal training. Worse, there are those determined to keep Spensa from becoming a pilot at all, for fear that she'll turn out like her father. But Spensa has a surprise of her own: she's discovered a long-abandoned starfighter of unknown origin that could change her luck, and the war, once and for all. With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson (Steelheart) offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast-including a strangely humorous, mushroom-obsessed robot-set against the backdrop of a desperate conflict. As the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399555787
Branch Call Number: FIC SANDE B

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ArapahoeTeens Mar 05, 2019

This was an incredibly great book! It had all the feels and lots of high adventure. Skyward follows a young girl, Spensa, who wants to grow up and be a pilot like her father and fight the aliens that frequently bomb and kill the remaining members of the human race that hide underground. Spensa is a unique character with some major anger issues (for good reason) and keeping up with her adventures is tough because you'll never want to put the book down!

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Britty346
Feb 01, 2019

Brandon Sanderson has done it again! I couldn't put this book down.

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Marleny_Martini
Dec 12, 2018

In Skyward it’s about a young girl named Spensa who has dreamed about flying to the stars ever since she was little. When she loses her father she questions her whole childhood. She wants to believe that her father would never do such horrible things and that he was a good man. She also learns about herself and that with hard work she can attain her dreams. She learns that no matter what people think, you always need to believe in yourself, and I can relate to that. I would recommend this to anyone who likes an adventure from front to back. It’s really a good book by a good writer.

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brown_bear_2003
Feb 18, 2019

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ArapahoeTeens Mar 05, 2019

You get to choose who you are. Legacy, memories of the past, can serve us well. But we cannot let them define us. When heritage becomes a box instead of an inspiration, it has gone too far.

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