By Clare B. Dunkle. New York: Atheneum,
Edited by Ginee Seo for Ginee Seo Books.
A sequel to The Sky Inside.
A science fiction novel for ages ten and up.
Simon & Schuster UK released the UK edition in August, 2009. That edition is paperback.
Simon & Schuster Australia released the Australian edition in October, 2009. That edition is paperback.
"Martin's exciting adventures will keep the reader
hooked to find out what will happen next. ... This spellbinding
science fiction book is a fantastic book that all middle school
children will truly enjoy."
"A cautionary tale ... This book convincingly portrays a
citizenry that has blindly accepted the monotony of a technological
"Readers who like science fiction and dystopian settings
will be delighted. ... I highly recommend the series. ... It would
be a great pick for reluctant readers, especially boys."
"An intriguingly weird world ... fast-paced adventure."
adventure ... In a genre populated by gifted, destined and otherwise
special child protagonists, Martin's pure normality is a breath
of fresh air."
"Well — I had NO idea that this series was going to
head this way. Of course I figured Martin was going to agitate enough
to change the structure of his world permanently (what teenager
wouldn't given the chance) — but I didn't see
this particular path. Kudos to Dunkle for her very active imagination
and skillful writing. Can I hope for a 3rd book?"
—Kiss the Book
"What happens when one discovers
that one's own existence is the result of horrors? This is
not the magical 'willing victim' of 'Narnia.'
This is Socrates on Auschwitz. ... If writers like Dunkle find the readers
they deserve, perhaps the next generation's response to the
moral and political conundrums they face will be better thought
out than those of the present generation."
—Bryce Milligan for The San Antonio Express-News