By Clare B. Dunkle. New York: Atheneum,
2009. Edited by Ginee Seo for Ginee Seo Books.
A sequel to The Sky Inside. A science fiction novel for ages ten and up.
Martin Glass may have seen his baby sister Cassie to safety at
the end of The Sky Inside, but his problems are
far from over. There's a totalitarian regime in place, murderous
game shows on the air, and a host of government agents on Martin's
tail. And Martin and his Alldog, Chip, get more than they bargained
for when they go back to Martin's old suburb and have to rescue
Martin's parents. But spending time in the wilderness with Mom and
Dad isn't the worst of it. Because Martin learns that Cassie is
still in danger—and to keep her and the other Wonder Babies
safe, he's going to have to risk the thing he loves most.
Clare Dunkle brings her signature sense of pacing an adventure
to a new story of Martin, Chip, and the rest of her varied cast
in a story that widens and deepens the fascinating and multifaceted
world she presented in The Sky Inside.
"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
"A fantastic book that all middle school
children will truly enjoy" —Children's Literature
"Comforting, enjoyable adventure ... In a genre populated
by gifted, destined and otherwise special child protagonists, Martin's
pure normality is a breath of fresh air." —Kirkus