Watch the Sky: 10/15/17
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard is a story of abuse and paranoia. Jory, his mother, and his adopted sister live with a man named Caleb. He is convinced the world is ending and he's looking for the signs of when it will start and what they should do.
The signs eventually come and the message is dig. Dig into the cliff face at the bottom of the gorge near their home. Dig and build a fallout shelter. Dig 24/7 with brief breaks to eat and sleep.
Jory, desperate to keep going with school tries to do both and ultimately has to reach a breaking point. He has to learn to think for himself and decide if he is willing to risk his life to believe in signs he doesn't see.
To put it frankly, this is a weird book. It's a disturbing book. It's like the thing you'd see on Criminal Minds or similar type show.
But as tween fiction it seems out of place. It's not quite horror. It's not quite a problem story. It's not exactly an abuse story. It's a messy, disturbing, oft-times boring, mishmash.