Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman
Genre: MG Dystopia
Release Date: Sept 24 / 2013
Publisher: Random House
What happens when you can’t do the one thing that matters most?12-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. The bombs destroyed almost everything that came before, so the skill that matters most in White Rock—sometimes it feels like the only thing that matters—is the ability to invent so that the world can regain some of what it’s lost.But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of air that covers the crater the town lives in—than fail at yet another invention.When bandits discover that White Rock has invented priceless antibiotics, they invade. The town must choose whether to hand over the medicine and die from disease in the coming months or to die fighting the bandits now. Hope and her friends, Aaren and Brock, might be the only ones who can escape through the Bomb’s Breath and make the dangerous trek over the snow-covered mountain to get help.For once, inventing isn’t the answer, but the daring and risk-taking that usually gets Hope into trouble might just save them all.
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Sky Jumper is a Middle Grade novel that I really thoroughly enjoyed! It's one of the better ones that I've read recently. It's really action-packed and it kept the book moving quite well and I think that's what makes this book so great!
Hope lives in a place called White Rock where there is a barrier called the Bomb's Breath. It's deadly but it's the thing that protects the village. Hope actually likes diving through Bomb's Breath and have been doing that for a while. When the town went in danger, she was the only one that could save them all.
This is an adventurous story about courage and risking everything to save the people you love. I think Hope was a brave girl and that she loved everyone in her village a lot. It's helped her become a better person and make her realize that there are more important things than inventing (which was what the village valued the most). Courage is a very important thing and she doesn't feel like she needs to be as good at inventing as everyone else. It taught her that she's different and that it's a good quality that she has.
I loved this story a lot and I think it teaches a very important lesson to kids. At school, everyone would value academics but kids should know that other talents matter as well. This is a book I would definitely recommend to children and plus, it's a very fun read as well!