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Oh wow!  This book blew me away!  It was so good, I’m not sure where to start or end.  Everything in the book touched me.

The narratives in The Same Sky are so strong, so full of emotion, and so touching. I felt the heartache. I felt the struggle, the despair, the pain. But also the hope and the faith that lie in the story.

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And it wasn’t until the very end that I could clearly see how these women’s narratives weaved together.

Both Alice and Carla’s story’s were wrought with such similar, yet dissimilar experiences. Their feelings of pain, anguish, longing were the same. Yet they lived such utterly different lives. One safe. The other never safe, never comfortable.

There aren’t enough words. Or more accurately, I’m not sure there are enough of the right words to describe this book. To describe these vastly different, yet such similar lives. The stories of these two girls were weaved together so as to seem like 2 novels, yet they are exactly intertwined.  I think it was important to tell the women’s stories in short snippets, snippets which both complimented and outed the realities of the women’s differences.

From the beginning of the first page, I knew I’d finish the book easily.  Reading the very first snippet of a life, I wanted to know more, to read endlessly.

The chapters weren’t so long that I could neither get totally lost or not pick the book up if I was interrupted.

The characters, each of them, had a presence that stayed with you throughout the book. Language and descriptions were used to make and keep the stories alive. Each single snippet of each woman’s story was alive.

Despite wanting to find one, there is no comparison between these two women’s lives. There is only the reality that lives can be so utterly, painfully different, yet feelings through experiences are the same.

The Same Sky is another an incredibly a touching novel. It can leave you breathless with fury or aghast at the disparities which exist, under the same sky. Amanda Eyre Ward wrote such a wonderful book, I certainly look forward to reading more from her.

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Personally, I recommend this book to any and every one.  Those who are curious, those who doubt or are unaware of how hard others’ lives might be, those who like reading, those who like things that touch their heart.  Really anyone, I’m serious.  Head on over to Amazon and grab a copy.

*Disclaimer: Net Galley and Random House Publishing Group provided me with a free copy of this book for purposes of review. The opinions and thoughts about the book are all mine. This post may also contain affiliate links.

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  • February 2, 2015 at 3:03 am
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    This sounds like a great book! I enjoy reading books that show us the difficult lives other people have to live. I feel it makes me more open minded, caring and aware of others lives.
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    • February 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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      It definitely was a good book. One of those books that could change the way you view the world. I highly recommend it! 🙂

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  • February 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm
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    Sounds like an interesting book! I’m starting to appreciate more and more when authors can weave really good stories centered around people and relationships (rather than action, events, etc.). Glad you found such a great read! 🙂

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    • February 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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      Yes, it was a nice read. In general, I love lives more than events. Though events are what makes a life, you know? 🙂

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