A mix between Blue Lagoon and Peter Pan, Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor is an entertaining story about two teenagers, Sky and River who have always lived on “Island”, a deserted desert island that is the only world they’ve ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she’s just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all.
Learning about the world through the innocent eyes of Sky is charming – but be warned this book is heartbreaking!