Blog Tour & Feature: We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on July 2, 2019, in Blog Tour, Feature, New Releases / 2 Comments

Blog Tour & Feature: We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler

We live in a world where there will NEVER be enough circus books. So we are thrilled to be here talking about We Walked the Sky, a new circus book out next week. In honor of the release, we are sharing some of our fav circus books. Thank you to Penguin Teen and Razorbill for sharing this story with us. Check them out below and add We Walked the Sky to your TBR!

Blog Tour & Feature: We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler

We Walked the Sky

by Lisa Fiedler
Published by: Razorbill
on July 2, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Historical Fiction
Pages: 304

A multigenerational story about two teenagers: Victoria, who joins the circus in 1965, and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus fifty years later.

In 1965 seventeen-year-old Victoria, having just escaped an unstable home, flees to the ultimate place for dreamers and runaways--the circus. Specifically, the VanDrexel Family Circus where, among the lion tamers, roustabouts, and trapeze artists, Victoria hopes to start a better life.

Fifty years later, Victoria's sixteen-year-old granddaughter Callie is thriving. A gifted and focused tightrope walker with dreams of being a VanDrexel high wire legend just like her grandmother, Callie can't imagine herself anywhere but the circus. But when Callie's mother accepts her dream job at an animal sanctuary in Florida just months after Victoria's death, Callie is forced to leave her lifelong home behind.

Feeling unmoored and out of her element, Callie pores over memorabilia from her family's days on the road, including a box that belonged to Victoria when she was Callie's age. In the box, Callie finds notes that Victoria wrote to herself with tips and tricks for navigating her new world. Inspired by this piece of her grandmother's life, Callie decides to use Victoria's circus prowess to navigate the uncharted waters of public high school.

Across generations, Victoria and Callie embrace the challenges of starting over, letting go, and finding new families in unexpected places.

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2 responses to “Blog Tour & Feature: We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler

    • theresajs

      I need to read more circus books. The ones I’ve read and really liked are: The Night Circus, Water For Elephants, Caraval, Cirque de Freak series, Tipping the Velvet
      (I also really liked the Menagerie trilogy)

      Besides the ones you listed, a few that I’ve been wanting to read for awhile are: Geek Love, Pantomime, Joyland, The Book of Speculation, and Daughter of the Burning City)