Skyscraping

Skyscraping

A heartrending, bold novel in verse about family, identity, and forgiveness Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world?and everything she thought she knew about her family?is shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets that?unbeknownst to Mira?have come to define and keep in A heartrending, bold novel in verse about family, identity, and forgiveness Mira is just beginning her ...

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Title:Skyscraping
Author:Cordelia Jensen
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0399167714
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Skyscraping Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jun 27, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

  • Trisha
    Jul 27, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

  • Megan
    May 23, 2018

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

  • Josie
    Jan 08, 2017

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

  • Jodi Meadows
    Mar 05, 2016

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

  • Leah
    Aug 14, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

    A completely refreshing novel told entirely with poems. When I realized that this was the format for the entire book, I was a little apprehensive to read it, since poems aren't some of my favorite things to read. But this was a very easy, captivating read. This book revolves around Mir...

    4.5/5 At first, I wasn't sure that I would like Skyscraping, but as I kept reading, I started really enjoying it. If you were to ask me why I liked this so much, I wouldn't be able to give a direct answer. Maybe it has to do with the writing in verse. Maybe it has to do with the...

    This is the first book I've read thats written entirely in verse, each page was a beautiful poem itself. The emotions in this are so raw, I teared up twice throughout the whole book. I can't imagine what people living with HIV must be feeling like everyday, this really hit it hard for ...

    [image error] What a great read..... the tears just kept coming....ughhh The writing format was great and so different. I applaud Ms Jenson!!!!! Bravo Bravo!!!! ...

  • Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
    Jun 16, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

  • Natasha Sinel
    Jan 28, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

    A completely refreshing novel told entirely with poems. When I realized that this was the format for the entire book, I was a little apprehensive to read it, since poems aren't some of my favorite things to read. But this was a very easy, captivating read. This book revolves around Mir...

    4.5/5 At first, I wasn't sure that I would like Skyscraping, but as I kept reading, I started really enjoying it. If you were to ask me why I liked this so much, I wouldn't be able to give a direct answer. Maybe it has to do with the writing in verse. Maybe it has to do with the...

    This is the first book I've read thats written entirely in verse, each page was a beautiful poem itself. The emotions in this are so raw, I teared up twice throughout the whole book. I can't imagine what people living with HIV must be feeling like everyday, this really hit it hard for ...

    [image error] What a great read..... the tears just kept coming....ughhh The writing format was great and so different. I applaud Ms Jenson!!!!! Bravo Bravo!!!! ...

    Oh, how many things I put aside to finish reading this book. The descriptions of everything - Manhattan in the early 90s, Miranda, her family, everything so crisp, I felt like I could touch the characters inside the book. A beautiful and important story of family, love, acceptance, hop...

  • Jenn
    Oct 13, 2014

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

  • Vicki
    Jan 10, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

  • Beth Honeycutt
    Jul 01, 2019

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

  • Sandra Waugh
    Jan 30, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

  • Kate ☀ïļ Olson
    Jan 20, 2018

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

  • Leslie
    Jun 05, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

  • Henna
    May 27, 2014

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

  • Selene
    Dec 21, 2017

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

  • Gabby
    Dec 29, 2014

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

  • Suze Lavender
    Jul 15, 2018

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

  • Alyssa
    Aug 09, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

    A completely refreshing novel told entirely with poems. When I realized that this was the format for the entire book, I was a little apprehensive to read it, since poems aren't some of my favorite things to read. But this was a very easy, captivating read. This book revolves around Mir...

  • Karajayne
    Mar 04, 2016

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

  • Cheyanne Young
    Oct 05, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

  • Stanley
    Sep 07, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

    A completely refreshing novel told entirely with poems. When I realized that this was the format for the entire book, I was a little apprehensive to read it, since poems aren't some of my favorite things to read. But this was a very easy, captivating read. This book revolves around Mir...

    4.5/5 At first, I wasn't sure that I would like Skyscraping, but as I kept reading, I started really enjoying it. If you were to ask me why I liked this so much, I wouldn't be able to give a direct answer. Maybe it has to do with the writing in verse. Maybe it has to do with the...

    This is the first book I've read thats written entirely in verse, each page was a beautiful poem itself. The emotions in this are so raw, I teared up twice throughout the whole book. I can't imagine what people living with HIV must be feeling like everyday, this really hit it hard for ...

  • Amna
    Dec 22, 2016

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

  • Bridgit Morgan
    Dec 07, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

  • Coreen  (AsThePlotThickens)
    Jun 02, 2016

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

  • Cara
    Jan 21, 2017

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Dec 22, 2016

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

  • Sean
    Jan 14, 2018

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

  • Mae
    Dec 25, 2015

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...

    This book had a huge emotional impact on me. I can?t even express how moving it was, and I can?t believe more people haven?t read it. I was considering putting it on my ultimate favorites shelf at one point?that?s how good it was. This book is a MASTERPIECE. I loved it. ...

    I am going to try my best to write a coherent review that isn't a bunch of fangirl gibberish. But I can't make any promises. I have been waiting for this book all year. This book was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint. This book was...

    This book is about family problems and how to deal with them, it's about forgiving the people you love and giving them second chances. I love the writing of this book it's very simple and has no excess description about events unlike other books. It's an easy read and a very emotional ...

    This a short story is extended into small short verses. As I read more into the book there was small little quotes I just had to write down. Some of the points said in the book really sparked my liking of the book. Jensen's writing in Skyscraping is full of perfect details. It was a ni...

    A completely refreshing novel told entirely with poems. When I realized that this was the format for the entire book, I was a little apprehensive to read it, since poems aren't some of my favorite things to read. But this was a very easy, captivating read. This book revolves around Mir...

    4.5/5 At first, I wasn't sure that I would like Skyscraping, but as I kept reading, I started really enjoying it. If you were to ask me why I liked this so much, I wouldn't be able to give a direct answer. Maybe it has to do with the writing in verse. Maybe it has to do with the...

  • Kelly
    Jan 28, 2019

    "The constellation of a family can shift shape in seconds." Holy freaking shit guys. Words can't even describe how absolutely flawless this book is. I cried my eyes out. It was beautiful as fuck and it is easily one of my favorite books of 2015 and maybe ever. This is the story of a g...

    3.5 Stars I can?t believe I have owned this book for two years without reading it. I have a bad habit of reading books I borrow before the books I own because I know they will always be there. This novel is written in verse and was so fast paced. I read it in its entirety in one...

    Gosh... uh.. i really don't know what to say. I am not sure how i feel about this book tbh. ...

    This book took everything I dislike about trends in YA right now -- 1993 setting, New York City setting -- and made them work so well I didn't even care. Mira's dad and mom have an open marriage, and when she discovers this, after walking in on her dad with his male partner, she fe...

    I made it through this book with a box of Kleenex right next to me. Life is difficult at times, and for Mira, who discovered her dad with James, it just got more difficult. Teenagers can be so unforgiving of their own parents, even in the face of death, which Mira's father was. Mira ha...

    3 Stars Overview: Written in verse, Skyscraping revolves around Mira discovering her parents not only have an open marriage?but that her father is bisexual. Taking place in 1990s NYC, this book touches upon several big themes and topics, including: HIV/AIDS, sexuality, first ...

    Skyscraping is a novel in verse and each page is so beautifully written they could all be displayed individually for people to read and admire. This is the story of Mira, a high school senior living in New York and trying to make it through her senior year. She finds out quickly on tha...

    I typically don't enjoy books written in verse, but this one was beautiful. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings. ...

    This one caught me completely unaware. Oh how I cried! I became a fan of writing in verse when I devoured Ellen Hopkins' "Crank" series a few years back, and I am pretty sure if was for that reason alone that Cordelia Jensen's debut novel "Skyscraping" made its way onto my To Read lis...

    Absolutely fabulous mature YA novel in verse about tough topics but dealt with in a beautiful and heartbreaking way. This book is set in a time period (the 90s) and a societal situation that not many others are - the uniqueness is so refreshing despite the trauma. Should be in all HS l...

    Breathtaking and heartbreaking. In tears for both its ache and beauty. ...

    Such a humane, moving book, full of wonderful, heartbreaking characters, set in a time and place that needs to be remembered. ...

    This made me teary eyed while on a plane. ...

    It?s 1994 and Mira is a senior looking forward to her last year at high school. When she catches her father with his lover, a man she?s known for years, her whole world is being turned upside down. Her mother has recently returned home after a long stay abroad and she finally disco...

    I?m so glad I finally read this one! It?s heartbreaking but beautifully written. The setting of 1993-1994 was comforting and fun to remember. Impossible to put down - I read it in one day:) ...

    "I scrape the sky, scouting for warmer air" 4? This book was really good, it was the first book I've ever read in verse surprisingly and I am not disappointed. What took away from this book is that at times it felt a little over dramatic for me and I was kind of like calm ...

    I usually love books in verse. Normally I find myself hanging on every word. I find that books in verse flush out the main character and make the drama/event more real because I have to spend more time looking between the words and the lines to find the full meaning. but this one ju...

    Honestly, I was taken a back when I got Skyscraping in my hands and found it it's written in verse. I don't read poems or anything written in verse, it's just not my cup of tea. But I had been waiting for Skyscraping ever since I heard about it, the author was so nice and friendly, and...

    This is the first book I've read that was written entirely in verse. It was so different and so beautiful. <3 ...

    I was fortunate to win a class set of this novel in a giveaway run by the author. I typically don?t enjoy novels in verse because I am usually left feeling like the character development is poor, but that certainly wasn?t the case here! The characters are dynamic, and the controlli...

    I personally dont like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just dont think its my type of book. I personally donīt like poetry books, and I thought this book was kind of slow. I just donīt think itīs my type of book. ...more ...