A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl's struggle for identity. Orphaned and alone, young Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and astonishing beauty start ...
A bizarre mystery surrounding a family tragedy forms the centrepiece of this atmospheric story of a mixed-race girl's struggle for identity. Orphaned and alone, young Rachel is taken under the wing of her strict African-American grandmother and moved to a mostly black community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and astonishing beauty start to attract a troubling level of attention. As the terrible secrets begin to emerge, Rachel learns to swallow her grief and construct her own self-image in a world that wants to see her as either Black or White. Inspired by the true story of a mother's twisted love, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is a lyrical and poignant journey into loss, trauma, and the kinship that eventually allows a young girl to face the truth, confront the demons she has buried, and finally achieve a sense of peace.
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I read this book because I have two bi-racial nieces. I plan to give this book to their mom to read and for them to read when they are older. It is a beautiful book.
Aug 4, 2010
'The Girl Who Fell From the Sky' is an achingly tender portrait of Rachel Morse, a half Danish, half African American girl growing up in the early 1980's. She has moved to Portland, Oregon to live with her grandmother after an unspeakable tragedy kills her mother and siblings. This tragedy is pointedly discussed by her relatives with regard to who is to blame, but for most of the novel Rachel does not reveal to the reader exactly what happened on that rooftop the day her family died. Instead, her life is consumed by the adjustment of having to "choose" a race, in opposition to the nebulous, half European lifestyle she lived previously that did not prod the issue.
I found Rachel's struggle to find herself convincing and incredibly moving. This is a slim novel, but it contains a huge load of emotion. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in coming of age stories, and anyone interested in American racial issues.
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