Monday, April 1, 2019

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky is an inspirational YA historical fiction book about the corrupt justice system in South America. In Bolivia 1999, the government prosecutes and targets the poor, uneducated minority. When Francisco's father is falsely accused of harboring drugs, he is sent to prison. When their mother panics and abandons them, the seventeen-year-old and his little sister must move into the jail with their father.

It was tough to read because the situation was so desperate and desolate. The main reason I was able to get through this book was because of the enormous love between Francisco, his sister, and their father. Beyond the sadness of the beginning of the story, there was still a definitive form of hope that Francisco was able to power himself with. As saddening as this story was, Bolivia's prisons today still hold the same corrupt, dangerous conditions. As I started researching more about Bolivian prisons and speaking to my friend who was born there, the inspirational, uplifting feeling became replaced with sadness for the people still suffering there today.

Books such as these bring attention to issues that need to be solved, and I personally am happy that this book was written so that I could learn about his injustice. An Uninterrupted View of the Sky showed that one can overcome these odds and become successful, but the sad reality is that many, many more are still trapped in the world of crime and poverty- which is yet a reason why this book was written- to educate and encourage others to be activists and become involved in trying to fix the situation.

I highly recommend this book! I look forward to reading another book of the author's, Audacity

If you are interested in this book, I also recommend that you read Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope PĂ©rez as well as Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Title: An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
Author: Melanie Crowder
Publisher: Philomel Books
Pages: 304
Series: No
Rating: 5 Stars

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