Cover art for Catch a Falling Star
Published
Walker Books, March 2019
ISBN
9781925381207
Format
Softcover, 256 pages
Dimensions
19.9cm × 13cm

Catch a Falling Star

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This coming-of-age story by multiple-award-winner Meg McKinlay is about loss and grief, dealing with change and fighting to hold on to what you can, while letting go of what you can't.

It's 1979 and the sky is falling. Skylab, that is. Somewhere high above Frankie Avery, one of the world's first space stations is tumbling to Earth. And rushing back with it are old memories. Things twelve-year-old Frankie thought she'd forgotten. Things her mum won't talk about, and which her little brother Newt never knew. Only ... did he? Does he? Because as Skylab circles closer, Newt starts acting strangely. And while the world watches the sky, Frankie keeps her own eyes on Newt. Because if anyone's going to keep him safe, it's her. It always has been. But maybe this is something bigger than splinters and spiders and sleepwalking. Maybe a space station isn't the only thing heading straight for calamity.

Recommended by Amy

Amy Hotz is the Direct Sales Consultant at Boffins, and also specialises in Children's fiction. She loves Dystopian fantasy and Young Adult Fiction.

Something different for the historical fiction readers in the 12-14 age bracket with a beautifully written coming of age story set around the events of 1979 when Skylab was falling from space. A perfect perspective novel for the current generation and perhaps a memory trip for those who were there. 

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