Escape under a forever sky by Eve Yohalem is a gripping read that captured my attention right from the beginning! This story of thirteen year-old Lucy and her US Ambassador mother takes place in Ethiopia. The over protectiveness of Lucy’s mother eventually leads Lucy to rebel and the consequences lead to the kidnapping of Lucy. Digging deep within herself, Lucy finds the courage and tenacity that allow her to escape her captors and her survival in the harsh sub-African Savannah. At one point the reader becomes as mesmerized as Lucy herself when she encounters a pride of lions on her flight to freedom. Despite Lucy’s ordeal, she is still awed by the power of the beauty of Africa and all the wildlife!
What is even amazing is that this adventure story is loosely based on an actual event from 2005.
Reading ability: Junior, grade 5, 6 and up
Genre: Adventure; Survival; Africa
Theme: Realistic fiction; Kidnapping; Ethiopia; Africa; Courage
Similiar Books: Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters
Who would like this book? Any girl or boy from Grade 5 up wanting to read about life on the African savanah, the people and wildlife.
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