We Walked the Sky

We Walked the Sky

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.

Title:We Walked the Sky
Edition Language:English
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    We Walked the Sky Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This one was a fun read, but I wouldn't say that I had a super special connection to it. I enjoyed the flashbacks to the circus setting, but the plot as a whole was pretty basic and predictable for th...

  • Hannah Greendale

    I am an athlete, an artist, a magician. An angel, a daredevil, a dancer in the sky. 🌟 THIS BOOK HAS AWARD-WINNER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. 🌟...

  • Teresa

    This book was a slow start for me; I don't know why but once I found the rhythm of the voice I fell in love with the story. Told from a grandmother, Victoria, and her granddaughter, Callie, it focuses...

  • Brenda

    Beehive Award nominee for 2020/2021. There wasn't really anything groundbreaking or super exciting about this one, but it did really make me teary at the end, so that definitely counts for something. ...

  • Namrata

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS NOVEL TO COME OUT! I've been really hyped about it ever since....

  • Ally (The Nature of Pages)

    The vintage feel of Victoria's perspective adds so much to the story. In the wake of my The Greatest Showman obsession, this felt like nostalgia and a hug all wrapped up into one book. I adored Victor...

  • Zoe

    Words cannot describe the feelings I have after reading this novel. You followed the story of both Victoria and Callie. It had me questioning so much about this story but in the end it all came togeth...

  • Emma

    I'm not sure why this didn't work for me. Is it that I wanted a different book than the one that the author delivered? Is it that I wasn't in the right mood? Hard to say. Might come back to it if it e...

  • Laura

    Had this book focused solely on Victoria’s life with the circus, I probably would have enjoyed it more, and thus rated it higher. I just could not get into Callie’s storyline. Her Grandmother was ...

  • Tori

    There are no words on how good this book is...i have an 18 month old child and i was reading it while it fed him dinner. It was that good. My favorite book of 2019. This is one of those books that you...