Book Review: And Then the Sky Exploded

And Then the Sky Exploded

by David A. Poulsen


Children’s Fiction, Teens & YA

Pub Date 15 Oct 2016

I was given a copy of And Then the Sky Exploded through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

And then The Sky Exploded is the story of a generation old family secret coming to light.  It’s a story that spans time and place.  


Yuko’s eleventh birthday and her entire world will never be the same.

On October 06,2015 Christian finds himself attending his first funeral that of his Great Grandfather.  The funeral brings out protesters and people screaming out Mass Murderers, and the date August.06.1945 he waits a few days to ask what it was all about.

Soon he hears words like The Manhattan project, which he ends up googling.

Christian’s best friend is Carson, a deaf kid in his class whose a couple of years older and has a driver’s license.

Christian also becomes friends with a girl named Zania .

Yuko’s life would forever be changed when those bombs fell, her hai would never grow break completely so she’d wear a scarf for the rest of her life, and she would always walk with a limp.

When Christian goes to Tokyo with some of his classmates he is given the Oppurtunity to meet Yuko, and learn how the atomic bomb affected her. 

And Then The Sky Exploded is a story of family secrets, unimaginable pain and ultimately of forgiveness.

I give this book five out of five stars

Happy Reading.

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