Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face. But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out?
There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown... and jump. Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets, new friendships, anxiety, and what it means to face the things that scare us most.
"Wren is forced to confront her fears when her mother is hospitalized after an emotional breakdown. Wren’s father travels to Akron, Ohio, with his wife, leaving Wren and her younger brother, Russell, who has Asperger’s syndrome, to stay with their aunt and cousin, Silver, who have just moved to town.... [L]iving with Silver, beginning to understand her own mother’s struggles, and facing her fears help Wren realize that people aren’t always what they seem and that she’s stronger than she knew. Galante (The Summer of May) creates a realistically complex character in Wren, sensitively portraying her anxieties and her realizations about how she holds herself back." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||May 30, 2017|