Title: The Stillness of the Sky
Author: Starla Huchton
“I suppose the greatest journeys always bring us a little pain at least.”
Well, she did it again. Starla Huchton took me on an adventure of a lifetime and I’m not ready to come back down from the clouds just yet. She took a well-known story and twisted it into something that hasn’t been done before.
Jacqueline, or Jack, hasn’t been dealt an easy life. Her mother left, leaving her to live with a drunk, abusive father. She’s wondered ever since then why her mother, the one person in the world who loved her, walked away from her. Realizing her life is in danger if she stays at home, Jack sets out to start a new life. What she didn’t realize was that it would be the start of an incredible journey that would change her life forever.
?”Remember who you are- history, parents, talents aside. Who you are is in your heart, regardless of anything else.”
Along the way, she meets new friends, including a lovable crow named Ro, and a mysterious tree that will set the course of her destiny. As with any good story, she will encounter enemies, but she will also come to know love and the strength to overcome the greatest obstacles. Starla has woven a rich tale of bravery and the importance of kindness. This book will take you away to a magical place where giants and large birds are the norm. If you’re looking to get lost from reality, this is the book for you.
“You haunt my dreams, Jack. I thought, if I could learn about you, I might be able to sleep without your voice echoing in my ears at night.”