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The Sky So Heavy By Claire Zorn The Sky So Heavy For Fin it s just like any other day racing for the school bus bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe Lucy Only it s not l

  • Title: The Sky So Heavy
  • Author: Claire Zorn
  • ISBN: 9780702249761
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sky So Heavy By Claire Zorn For Fin, it s just like any other day racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class, and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe, Lucy Only it s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated.When Fin wakes up the next morning, it s dark, bitterly cold, and snow is faFor Fin, it s just like any other day racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class, and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe, Lucy Only it s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated.When Fin wakes up the next morning, it s dark, bitterly cold, and snow is falling There s no internet, no phone, no TV, no power, and no parents Nothing Fin s learned in school could have prepared him for this.With his parents missing and dwindling food and water supplies, Fin and his younger brother Max must find a way to survive all on their own.When things are at their most desperate, where can you go for help
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    1. Jeann (Happy Indulgence) on said:

      This review appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews If you woke up to the end of the world tomorrow, how would you react Turn on the TV, check the internet, phone your loved ones But without electricity and disconnected lines, your next reaction would be to find the people that you love.Sky So Heavy forces us to think about these things, as one of the most relatable and realistic post apocalyptic books I ve ever read The end of the world is caused by nuclear missiles wiping out nea [...]

    2. Emily on said:

      Amazing Anything Zorn writes is going on my auto buy list You have no idea how much I appreciated my hot shower this morning.

    3. Amanda on said:

      The Sky So Heavy is Claire Zorn s debut novel Set in the Blue Mountains and then Sydney, the story revolves around seventeen year old Fin Heath and his younger brother Max Life is normal for them, if you ignore the threat of nuclear war, until one day Fin wakes up and the world has changed snow is falling, the electricity is out, his parents are gone I loved this book I loved it so much that I read it in about three hours I was unable to put it down and from the moment Fin gets a panicked call f [...]

    4. Reynje on said:

      The Sky So Heavy is a story of disaster and survival of human nature in a time of darkness and desperation In the wake of a catastrophic nuclear event between unnamed countries, Australia is plunged into a nuclear winter with devastating repercussions Alone in their Blue Mountains home, brothers Fin and Max Heath struggle to cope as cold and darkness descend, sickness sets in, and food and water run scarce As supplies dwindle, the fabric of their suburban neighbourhood begins to deteriorate into [...]

    5. Mari on said:

      DONE FINALLY.The book went like Boy Heard about the nuke testing Girl Yah When will people understand that violence is not a solution smh Girl You going to the protest Boy Nah, what s the point It s not like the government s gonna listen to us anyway Teacher THERE R COUNTRIES ABOTU TO NUKE EACH OTHER DO U NTO CARE prOETSTT U GOIGN Class Dude, chill, that s on the other side of the world, nothing s gonna happen to us.Teacher OHMUGOD SELFLISH YOUTH News It could affect the climate for years.Austra [...]

    6. rachel • typed truths on said:

      Last year, I think it may have been early this year, who knows , I introduced this thing I like to call soft ratings It s pretty much just my own fancy way of saying that yes, this book is getting a one star rating from me, but no, it doesn t mean I hated it The Sky so Heavy is just one of those books that I found so utterly boring and bland that I couldn t find a single thing that I enjoyed enough to justify giving it a higher rating Yet, at the same time, it wasn t abysmal I ve read worse book [...]

    7. Rebecca on said:

      This book felt flat to me unfortunately I really liked the concept, especially how real it could have been, but not so much the execution A big thing for me was not liking the characters, as well as issues with pacing It was very slow and then the ending seemed to come out of nowhere It was quite jarring and unnecessary I really did want to like this book but it didn t quite work out between us Hopefully I have better luck with Zorn s other novel, The Protected.I d recommend this book to fans of [...]

    8. Shannon (Giraffe Days) on said:

      The day begins like any other day for seventeen year old Findlay Breakfast with his younger brother, Max, and stepmother Kara catching the bus to school with Lucy Tenningworth a lecture on social responsibility from his English teacher, Mr Effrez, who encourages the class to skip school the next day to attend a protest against nuclear tests and studying with Lucy in the library after school.But the day ends anything but normally His mother, who works for the government consulting on disaster res [...]

    9. Jabiz Raisdana on said:

      I really liked this one It starts off with a bang Love, adventure, swearing and yes post nuclear chaos, but than it slows down Way down and forces the reader to trudge their way through long plodding plot points while the characters and the mood of this scary winter build The plot picks back up and the ending is satisfying This not a fast moving book, but there are little gems tucked into the prose and deals with the morality of man in the absence of law Deals with some interesting things like e [...]

    10. Bridget on said:

      The action begins right from the start, in this fantastic Australian take on the post apocalyptic world Fin and his brother Max have been left alone while around them the nuclear winter takes hold Hard to cope with on every level, but in a place such as the hills of Sydney, this terrible cold is something they have never experienced before The story of them coping alone, dealing with neighbours in trauma and the ongoing struggle to keep themselves fed and warm is a true survival story Eventually [...]

    11. Trisha on said:

      Late to the party with this one Working on a presentation about spec fic Knew this would be a contender.It is.

    12. Cait (Paper Fury) on said:

      Well this just blew Tomorrow, When the War Began right out of the water waves casually to old Aussie classic as it sinks into oblivion I APPROVE.I personally adore survival stories, the apocalypse, and the thought of using cereal as currency This book had so much going for it ExceptI got seriously hungry while reading it Seriously hungry.What if the world randomly and suddenly ended in ice and snow Especially in Australia where we re not really versed in freezing to death I think THE SKY SO HEAV [...]

    13. Sam on said:

      I don t know what I was expecting when I started this book, I read Claire Zorn s other book The Protected before reading this so I know how amazing her writing is Because of this I didn t bother even reading the blurb on the back, I just started.I was and still am completely blown away I can t even begin to imagine how I would survive the way the characters did in this book While sitting and reading I couldn t help feeling hungry, I made sure I tasted every last piece of the chocolate bar I was [...]

    14. Aussie bookworm on said:

      Most of you know me well enough now, that you know I don t read books in male POV, I made an exception for this book for a couple of reasons, one it is written by a fellow Australian and two It seemed similar to Tomorrow when the war began, which was my favourite book.The toughest question you could ask a reader like me is what is your favourite book mostly because I read so many and fall in love with so many it is hard to pick a favourite To be a favourite it has to invoke all my emotions, I sh [...]

    15. Mary on said:

      I will start by saying that this is a brilliant debut novel and I am definitely going to check out anything else that Claire Zorn releases This book was phenomenal I read it in a day and I never felt the time pass It grips you from the very first sentence and it holds you there until the very last Amazing story telling, compelling characters, fast paced plot Everything worked for me in this book Every single thing.The book follows Fin, a seventeen year old boy, faced with the responsibility of t [...]

    16. Cate on said:

      This book caught my attention from the beginning I initially picked it up because it was short listed for The CBCA, read the first couple of pages because of the cover, and then knew I had no choice but to take it home to read the rest With engaging characters, an amazing dance between the story and what a post apocalypse Sydney would look like, and a run of stressful situations that made me constantly ask what would I do , the novel is a cant put it down from start to finish Literally I started [...]

    17. Vedika on said:

      Wow Absolutely mind blowing But seriously, I m not joking when I say this made me look up at my ceiling for a solid 10 minutes after I finished and made me question what I would do if this happened to me, and all the people I know I loved how this book stuck to the vitals food, water and shelter, while still thinking about family and keeping the romance at bay, and taking into account how important electricity and phones and transport are in our lives We say we can t live without our phones, but [...]

    18. Graeme on said:

      It s been a while since I ve found a book that after the first chapter, I can t put it down Zorn is an incredible story teller who knows how to help the reader visualise easily without needing to go into too much detail The you read The Sky So Heavy , the invested one becomes with each of the characters From beginning to the end, its an amazing story that makes you feel a bit dazed and confused each time you put it down to make a cup of tea It s a great feeling when you discover a new favourit [...]

    19. Lizabeth on said:

      This made me reassess my house in terms of what I could eat, burn and drink in the advent of a nuclear winter The cat s days were numbered.Fast paced writing, and a great moment where our hero is saved by his girlfriend Many teachable moments.

    20. Yukta on said:

      A great book, would recommend as a binge read book The book can be a bit slow at times, but always remains interesting Its a good book to read in 2 3 sittings

    21. Emma Darcy on said:

      I actually did not want this book to finish, and as I read I kept an eye on the diminishing pages with total dismay.

    22. Michaela on said:

      I found this book on the most read this week list and was drawn in by the cover and title Luckily I had an gift card, and without reading any reviews, only the summary of the book, I bought it I read it in six hours, and it s the first book in a long time that I am going to recommend to all my friends.The story is being told by a male POV, which is a nice change from all the female POVs in YA Dystopian literature Also, view spoiler he is not a chosen one that needs to save the entire world hide [...]

    23. Kelly (Diva Booknerd) on said:

      4.5 Starsdivabooknerd 2013 11 tThe Sky So Heavy was absolutely brilliant, I simply couldn t put it down and read it in it s entirety in one sitting There is something so effortless with Claire Zorn s style of writing, it s realistic and gritty and that s a rarity in young adult today This isn t your average apocalyptic, disaster dystopian, Claire has woven an story that brings the treatment of Australia s asylum seekers to light I don t consider myself political whatsoever, and really didn t hav [...]

    24. Kim on said:

      ONE STARPretty low quality The concept is unoriginal, the author seems to reference Tomorrow, When the War Began as part of her fiction rather than a character thinking or saying I read a book once where , the psychological depth of interactions and character development is weak, the intended concept comparison to the attitudes towards asylum seekers amongst government and public in Australia is just unsatisfyingly outright stated rather than woven in suggesting a great deal of ignorance on the [...]

    25. Ananya on said:

      This year, I haven t read any post apocalypse books, and I picked this up becuase of the first chapter Mr Raisdana read in class I have to agree that this book really exceeded my expectations It started off pretty fast, completly hooking me in The book then slowed down, but that didn t change the fact that I wasn t able to put it down Really worth reading this book, and I recommend it to everyone

    26. Naren on said:

      I love how consistant and realistic these characters personalities compared to how they act are Every character is pretty well made.I also like how well written the setting and atmosphere of the book is This book is extremely Interesting for the first half of it, but then it gets, boring and repetitive.Once it starts to get going again, the book finished That s why I kind of liked this book, but it wasn t great.

    27. Guan on said:

      A gripping account of life for a Sydney teen in a nuclear winter This is Claire s first book and I felt like it showed with slightly uneven pacing at the start, but by the end it hurtles along One of the triumphs of this book is that it portrays a Christian character as just that not a caricature, or a fundamentalist, but as achingly human Recommended.

    28. Kelly on said:

      Started off fast, completely drew me in, then slowed down for the rest of the book, which allowed the plot to develop at a better pace I loved this book, it s dystopian but realistic, as it is about the world after a nuclear accident Really enjoyed reading this, it was a nice change from all the slow moving books I ve been reading.

    29. Woff on said:

      Not naming the countries involved in a fictional war is wussy.Edit I read this two months ago and already can t remember a thing about it I think I liked it, but I guess it can t have been very memorable

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