Skyscraping – Reviewed by Leah


Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Skyscraping was a very unique book. Each chapter was written almost like a poem, in very short and simple sentences, which I didn’t like at first, but after reading a bit I got used to it. It takes place over the course of one year, Mira’s senior year. At the beginning of the book, Mira has everything figured out, but throughout the year, things start to fall apart and she needs to figure out how to accept it and do what she can to make it better, before it’s too late.

Mira’s character develops a lot throughout the book. She goes through many different phases while she is coping with everything going on in her life. When she learns the truth about her Dad, she just stops caring about everything and after a while, the book was a bit tedious to read and I just wanted her to fight to get her life back again. She finally does though, and the book was much better after that.

There is not much teen romance in this book, nor is there any fantasy or sci-fi, so I would recommend it to people who like fiction about family problems and finding oneself. Overall, the book was okay. There were a few unexpected things that happened, which I liked, but from someone who usually reads sci-fi and fantasy books, it wasn’t too eventful. The more I kept reading the more it grew on me though. I was happy with the ending, everything was solved and it ended on a good note. The format in which it was written was very original and creative, and I ended up liking it. I would rate it 3 stars out of 5.