The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

High school kids often find themselves struggling with parts of their life that 1) they don’t fully understand or even know that much about, and 2) affects how they embrace aspects of growing up, sometimes in confusing or harmful ways. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky tells the story of just such a high school girl. Besides also being a very readable and well-told tale, this makes it a valueable story for high school girls who wrestle with their own ghostly demons. As many of my students have told me, reading how others handle life situations helps them in handling their own.

That said, this is a mature tale, most suitable for the older teen reader, girls primarily, but thoughtful boys will like it also. It is told from perspectives alternating between several of the central characters. The plot centers on the girl who physically survives her mother’s murder/suicide jump from the roof of a building and who, understandably, is bumped around for years by the emotional damage. Yes, it is a harsh, tragic story, but amidst the lost, broken souls there are angel spirits who make all the difference.



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Filed under 9-12 Grade, Enjoyable for parents, girls, Real World Fiction

One response to “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

  1. Hi Gaby,
    I read this book and share your passion. I absolutely loved it and found it to be a quick but serious read. You’re right, that teens find themselves with the struggle that affects how they handle certain aspects of growing up. I think this is one of those stories that everyone can relate it. I know in Rachel’s case, it was the multicultural aspect, but everyone at some point in their lives has to deal with the dilemma of trying to ‘figure out’ who they are. And where they fit into the heirarchy of school. I strongly would reccomend this book for young adults. I think of it as a coming of age novel.

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