Author: Peggy Eddleman
Publisher: Random House
Published: September 23rd, 2014
Hardcover: 262 pages
Middle grade fiction
FTC FYI: Borrowed a copy from the library, intend to purchase my own copy.
Escape one danger. Jump into another. . . .
Twelve-year-old Hope has always felt a little different from everyone else who lives in White Rock. She tries hard, but she doesn’t always think before she acts. She takes big risks. Sometimes her risks pay off, but sometimes they fail. Sometimes she fails.
Hope knows that the most dangerous thing about living in White Rock is that it’s so close to the deadly Bomb’s Breath—the invisible, fifteen-foot-thick band of compressed air that’s hovered over the earth since the Green Bombs of World War III. The citizens of White Rock live in fear of the Bomb’s Breath. Only Hope has figured out a
way to go through it—and lived to tell the tale.
But when a massive tremor rips across the earth, the Bomb’s Breath begins to lower over White Rock. It’s up to Hope and her friends Brock and Aaren to make the dangerous journey far from home across the bandit-ridden Forbidden Flats to the wilds of the Rocky Mountains to obtain the one thing that may be able to stop it—before the Bomb’s Breath sinks too far and destroys them all. This time, Hope can’t fail.
White Rock is in trouble once more, Hope and her town must find a way to save the them all.
Peggy Eddleman triumphs again with this enjoyable sequel. I found myself reading and reading, and suddenly I was half way through. Forbidden Flats reads fast, and just like the first one, has lots of action and heart. This time Hope finds herself on a journey to save her town once again. They are accompanied by a stranger, who seems familiar to Hope, but she can't place it. Hope is my hero. This girl is amazing. I love her willingness to try anything and the way she jumps in and helps anyone at any time. I love books where the main lead character is a strong girl, and the Sky Jumpers series is definitely at the top of my list of favorites.
5 out of 5 stars! Need a last minute gift? The Sky Jumpers series is it.