What it was
Fingers counting the bones
That were becoming
Me” – The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene
All that Raesha wants is to follow her mother’s footsteps. They had a mutual love of horses and competing and so her dream to honor the memory of her late mother is to win Nationals. She will do whatever it takes to win, even if that means following her new goal of minus five. Losing that extra weight will help her get faster and gain a bigger chance of winning. Lighter. Leaner. Faster. Is winning worth it though if all minus five does is draw a line between her and everyone she cares about?
I’m so happy that I got the chance to read this one and I’d like to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for making it possible! This book was very uniquely written as it was structured in a more poetic format. It took me by surprise as I’ve never read anything like it before but it really worked with the novel. We really got to see inside Rae’s head throughout the story and how her obsession over minus five got stronger and stronger. Not only does she lose the weight but you clearly see through the poetry how she starts to lose her friends and even herself. I was teary at times as it was definitely a deeper kind of read but I enjoyed reading it none the less. It was a book that, after reading in one sitting, left me thinking about it for the rest of the week. It stays with you.
I highly recommend this book. It starts off really different if you’re not used to reading in poetic form and not really having any punctuation but it really fits. It’s like reading through her thought process and I think it was a very neat idea to write it in that way. I can’t wait to pick up my own copy very soon!
I rate this book a 5 out of 5 feathers!