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

  • Hannah Greendale

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emma (Miss Print)

    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...

  • Forever Young Adult

    Graded By: BrianCover Story: Walk of LifeDrinking Buddy: Mixed BagMPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Sexuality, Some Violence, Alcohol and Tobacco UseTalky Talk: Stunt WritingBonus Factors: Non Traditiona...

  • Laura

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

  • Melanie Charles

    I feel so conflicted about this book. There were things about it that I connected to, and I really enjoyed the first half of the book. The circus is fascinating to read about. But I felt like the stor...

  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd Actual Rating: 3.5 MY THOUGHTS 1965: Victoria's mother is dying and she's being abused by her father. When the circus comes to town, she takes...

  • Rachel Marie

    I really wanted to love We Walked the SkyÔÇö and I did love parts of it. On the whole, I would recommend this book, but it is probably not going to be everyoneÔÇÖs cup of tea. This novel is a YA multi...