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, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy know three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she's been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad's control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.

When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.

For fans of Sara Barnard, Louise O'Neill and E. Lockhart, The Sky is Mine is a powerful exploration of rape culture and domestic abuse, and a moving story of women learning to love themselves enough to demand to be heard.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 304
Imprint Rock the Boat

 

About the Author

When she was fourteen, Amy Beashel and her friend wrote a comedy sketch called I Believe in Women's Rights. Two, maybe even three, people actually laughed when they heard it.

Years later, Amy still believes. And she still writes. Her debut novel is where those two passions collide. Writing in a time when girls' bodies are literally up for grabs, Amy hopes this story will inspire young women to speak out, stand strong and know those women's rights are, despite Amy's fourteen-year-old comedy genius, no joke.  

Amy, who is, by the way, the fastest woman in the world on a space hopper, lives in Shropshire with her husband, two kids and a couple of kittens called Bird and Cat Dooku.