Sky Jumpers (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780307981271, 275pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Twelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from World War III. But adventurous Hope is terrible at inventing. She would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb's Breath, the deadly band of air that surrounds the town. When bandits invade White Rock to steal its greatest invention--priceless antibiotics--the town is left with a heartbreaking choice: hand over the medicine and die from disease, or die fighting the bandits. Help lies in a neighboring town, but the bandits count everyone fourteen and older each hour. Now Hope and her friends Aaren and Brock are only ones who can escape through the Bomb's Breath. For once, the daring and rebelliousness that usually get Hope into trouble might just save them all. A Texas Library Association's Bluebonnet Award Selection "Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message--that it's possible to contribute in unexpected ways--is a positive one." --Publishers Weekly
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Praise For Sky Jumpers…
Deseret News, September 21, 2013: “Sky Jumpers has plenty of action and more than enough heart to work its way into the hearts and minds of readers everywhere.”
Publishers Weekly, August 12, 2013:"A general sense of adventure and wonder permeates this tale, making it a fun, quick read. Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message—that it’s possible to contribute in unexpected ways—is a positive one."
School Library Journal, October 2013: "Students not ready for the violence of The Hunger Games will enjoy the book’s adrenaline-rush daredevil adventures."