The Sky is Mine


About The Book

Izzy feels invisible. Trapped under the weight of expectation and censored by shame.

Her mum Steph and best friend Grace have always been there to save her. But with one under the control of her stepfather and the other caught in the throes of new love, Izzy is falling between the cracks.

As threats to her safety grow, Izzy wants to scream. But first she must find her voice.

And if the sky is the limit, then the sky is hers.

[This book contains material which some readers may find distressing, including discussions of rape, coercive behaviour, domestic violence and abuse.]

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (February 6, 2020)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786075567
  • Ages: 13 - 18

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Raves and Reviews

‘realistic… thought-provoking’

– Financial Times

'A powerful page-turner with giant heart. A book that everyone needs to read. Izzy is my hero, and her voice deserves to be heard around the world. Stunning.'

– Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Univer

'The Sky is Mine is an exceptionally powerful and emotional read, exploring the themes of abuse and control in a realistic and thought-provoking way. I couldn't put it down.'

– Eve Ainsworth, author of Because of You and Tender

'Unflinchingly honest, devastatingly raw, and utterly compelling, this stunning YA debut is resplendent with heart, humour, and so much hope. That this book is essential reading for every teenager is without doubt, but more than that, the themes and messages will resonate with people of all ages, along with the novel's clarion call never to be silenced, to believe in yourself, to find your voice, and to use it.'

– Simon James Green, author of Noah Can’t Even

'Izzy's story is raw, painful, and ultimately one of survival and strength. Amy Beashel holds nothing back when confronting rape culture and toxicity; this beautiful book will floor you and deserves to be on every shelf, everywhere.'

– Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times best-selling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With


– Financial Times

'The Sky is Mine is a beautifully written, totally absorbing, utterly enraging, and ultimately inspiring novel. I loved it.'

– Keris Stainton, author of My Heart Goes Bang

'Amy Beashel’s beautiful telling of Izzy’s story is a call to young girls everywhere to stand up and make themselves heard.'

– Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

'The Sky is Mine is BRILLIANTLY written, fast-paced older YA, so strong on the pain and shame of female vulnerability & with a lead character, Izzy, who leaps out of the pages and makes you care deeply from the first page to the last.'

– Perdita Cargill, author of the Waiting for Callback series

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