The Sky is Mine

Pages: 304
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat

The Sky is Mine

Amy Beashel

No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She's about to change all that...
Paperback
9781786075550 (6 Feb 2020)
RRP £7.99 / US$12.95

The Book

No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She's about to change all that...

In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, Izzy's life is falling apart. Her best friend Grace has abandoned her. Jacob has photos of her, photos he should never have got hold of, and he's threatening to leak them. Then there's her stepdad. Her controlling, acidic stepdad, who makes her mum shrink and her stomach churn whenever he enters the room.

It's hard to know your worth when people shout you down.

But Izzy isn't going to be silenced anymore. She has a voice, and once she finds it, there's no stopping her. And if the sky is the limit, then the sky is hers.

For fans of Sara Barnard, Louise O'Neill and E. Lockhart, The Sky is Mine is a powerful exploration of domestic abuse, rape culture and consent, and a call to young women to discover the power of their own voice.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 304
Imprint Rock the Boat

 

About the Author

 

Amy Beashel lives in Shropshire with her husband, two kids and a couple of kittens called Bird and Cat Dooku. She is passionate about inspiring young girls to find their own voice. Incidentally, she is also the fastest woman in the world on a space hopper.

Reviews

'Izzy's story is raw, painful, and ultimately one of survival and strength. Amy Beashel holds nothing back when confronting rape culture and toxicity; this beautiful book will floor you and deserves to be on every shelf, everywhere.'

- Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times best-selling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With the Dark

'#TheSkyIsMine is BRILLIANTLY written, fast-paced older YA, so strong on the pain and shame of female vulnerability & with a lead character, Izzy, who leaps out of the pages and makes you care deeply from the first page to the last.' 

- Perdita Cargill, author of the Waiting for Callback series